Combine Blog: Day 3 - DL, LBs And Much More from The Mothership
One day after Michigan OL Taylor Lewan met with the media, forecasting a hopefully-impressive on-field workout, he fulfilled his goal. Lewan registered a 4.87 40-yard dash that later had him tweeting obvious approval. Also impressive was Auburn OL Greg Robinson, who bench pressed 225 pounds 32 times.
As for the much-anticipated arrival of Clowney and Sam, both players' press conferences packed the media room inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Combine QBs Prepared For On-Field Workouts from The Mothership
Who's your favorite quarterback at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine?
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock recently posted his Top 5 QBs in this year's draft class and each addressed the media, prior to today's on-field workout. Below is a look at one quote from each QB, listed in alphabetical order, foreshadowing what is sure to be an entertaining workout session, among all the signal-callers.
KCChiefs.com Video: 1-On-1 With Steve Wyche
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Combine Notebook: Chiefs Making Rounds from Chiefs Spin
In the previous two days at the NFL Scouting Combine, offensive lineman Billy Turner was one of few players to have been confirmed as either talking to the Chiefs or pending an interview.
Day Three proved eventful, as numerous players are confirmed for both categories.
Chiefs' Dorsey Says Using Franchise Tag Unlikely from The Associated Press via The Topeka Capital-Journal
Dorsey did say that he's having "ongoing conversations" with representatives of all of the Chiefs' free agents, including Albert, but refused to get into the specifics.
"We will continue to have ongoing discussions with his representatives here at the combine," Dorsey said. "We've done is we've reached out to every representative for every unrestricted free agent that we have, and we've also talked to Alex Smith's representative as well."
Branden Albert, Chiefs Hope To Complete Contract from NFL.com
Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, the Kansas City Chiefs have not yet decided if they will allow left tackle Branden Albert to walk in free agency.
General manager John Dorsey told NFL Media's Steve Wyche on Friday that the Chiefs still are hoping to work out a deal for Albert before free agency begins in March.
Times-Union At NFL Combine: Chiefs Remain Patient With Former Terry Parker Receiver A.J. Jenkins from The Florida Times-Union
"With regards to A.J., I think he made great strides this year," Dorsey said. "As the season unfolded, he became comfortable with the offensive scheme. Toward the end of the season, he got very comfortable and that's a credit to the coaching staff. He did some very nice things in the playoff game and I expect him to have a really nice second season with the Kansas City Chiefs."
GM Jerry Reese Tells NY Giants Veterans To Test Free Agency from NY Daily News
A makeover that started in the coach's office is about to continue to the roster. Reese believes he can overhaul the squad and still make the playoffs next season, and he pointed to the success of the Kansas City Chiefs as evidence that it's possible.
But it could all start with the departure of Tuck and Nicks.
"We keep all our options open," Reese said. "Both of those guys, they deserve to see what the market is."
Predicting The Daytona 500 Results Based On Team Sponsors from Sports Illustrated
31. Trevor Bayne, AdvoCare
This nutrition and supplement business was founded by the late Charles Ragus, who briefly played defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs in the '60s. Also, Drew Brees is their national spokesman. Good for them.