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NFL 2015 Predictions - Packers-Chargers - Super Bowl L Matchup


DraftInsiders.com - NFL 2015 Predictions

Packers Picked as NFL Champion in Super Bowl L

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Offensive Player of the Year – QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers
Defensive Player of the Year – Ndamukong Shu - Dolphins

Rookies of the Year
Offense - RB Melvin Gordon - Chargers
Defense - DL Leonard Williams - Jets


Philadelphia Eagles - 12-4 –

Eagles are among the best in the NFC after strong FA class. They are capable of winning the East and going deep into the playoffs behind veteran QB Sam Bradford.
New York Giants - 10-6 –
Giants can play with anyone on the league, but must stay healthy and play more consistently. They have a potent attack and a young defense that must prove itself in big situations and overcome a few key injuries.
Dallas Cowboys - 9-7 –
QB Tony Romo operates behind a premier line to utilize Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant. They have questions related their ground game that needs to balance this offense. Their defense is average at best and they must prove they can beat playoff caliber offenses.
Washington Redskins - 4-12 –
Skins start another new QB this season with RG3 demoted to a backup role. Their defense needs to improve after another subpar performance in 2014. Skins might again struggle to make .500 in a tough balanced division.

Green Bay Packers -11-5 -

Aaron Rodgers is still the premier QB in the game, though he will operate this season without veteran wideout Jordy Nelson. They hope to recover from a devastating playoff loss where the defense failed in big situations.
Detroit Lions - 10- 6 –
Lions should earn a playoff spot behind a potent attack directed by veteran QB Matt Stafford. Their improving veteran defense will miss DT Shu.
Minnesota Vikings - 8-8 -
Vikes look to premier tailback Adrian Peterson to provide impact for young veteran QB Teddy Bridgewater to continue to improve further in this young attack. Defense has improved steadily over recent seasons.
Chicago Bears - 6-10 -
Bears look to erratic veteran QB Jay Cutler to attack this offense. The defense was one of the worst in this league last season and new additions may be only adequate.

New Orleans Saints - 11-5 –

The Saints organization improved their porous defense that gives them the edge in one of the more balanced divisions in football. QB Drew Brees is capable of leading this club to the Show again.
Atlanta Falcons - 10-6 –
Falcons are thinking division title after a disastrous past two seasons. They face a very tough schedule that might be the equalizer. Their defense can only improve after a weak 2014 performance.
Carolina Panthers - 7-9 –
Panthers look to ride QB Cam Newton to the top of the division, though their roster has made little overall improvement. They face a very tough schedule and will go through some painful growing pains in 2011.
Tampa Bay Bucs - 5-11 –
The Bucs begin the Jameis Winston era with him operating a talented young offense that needs time to develop. HC Lovie Smith added young vets for a weak defense that could make big strides this season.

Arizona Cardinals – 11-5 –

Cards look to ride the return of vet QB Carson Palmer to rise to the top of the toughest division in the NFL.
They look to new veterans to improve their defense that has lost key front seven starters in recent offseasons.
Seattle Seahawks - 10-6 –
Seahawks may be hard pressed to win this divisional title again. QB Russell Wilson directs a strong run oriented offense while their defense still remains among the elite in the game.
St. Louis Rams - 9-7 –
Rams look to build off an improved offense directed by new QB Nick Foles. Their defense relies on their dominant front four that makes them dangerous to make the playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers - 5-11 –
The 49ers sustained numerous key losses including HC Jim Harbaugh and half their defense. Young QB Colin
Kaepernick faces a difficult task with new starters in key positions. 49ers may struggle to attain the .500 mark.

Divisional Champs
Eagles, Packers, Saints and Cardinals

Wild Card Clubs
Giants & Seahawks

NFC Championship
Packers beat Saints in wild NFC title game.

Miami Dolphins - 10-6 –

Dolphins will be hard pressed to improve off back to back 7-9 seasons. QB Chad Henne is better than advertised and needs new vet Reggie Bush to become everything Ted Ginn did not become.
New England Patriots - 10-6 –
Pats look to premier QB Tom Brady to direct this changing potent offense. The new ground game and receivers could rank them at the top of the league. Their suspect changing defense will determine their final fate in key games.
New York Jets – 6-10 –
Jets look to vet QB Ryan Fitzpatrick can direct this offense after a horrible offensive showing in 2014. This defense can rank among the top five in the game.
Buffalo Bills - 5-11 –
Bills are still rebuilding and will look to their young players to establish themselves as quality NFL players. Their QB position continues to go through turnover and remains a mystery. Their defense ranks among the league’s toughest and continues to improve.

Cincinnati Bengals - 11-5 –

The Bengals look to QB Andy Dalton to step up and take this club further in the playoffs after one game exists over his career. Their defense has been the major culprit and rarely improvesd under HC Marvin Lewis.
Baltimore Ravens - 10-6 –
The Ravens will look to veteran QB Joe Flacco to keep this offense among the top scoring attacks in the game.
The defense is still at playoff levels, but must improve in pass coverage to go further in the postseason.
Pittsburgh Steelers - 8-8 –
Big Ben is coming off an outstanding 2014 performance leading this high powered attack. The Steel defense lost several key starters that will demand young players to step up if they intend to win in this tough division.
Cleveland Browns - 6-10 –
Browns continue to rebuild and look to young QB Johnny Manziel to get them to respectability. Their 1-6 finish produced another sub .500 season. Their defense must improve in run defense to make any overall progress.

Indianapolis Colts - 11-5 –

QB Andrew Luck carries this average club and that has dominated this division in recent seasons. This young club needs to improve to go further in the postseason especially their offensive line and ordinary defense. They get a favorable early schedule that should allow them to claim the divisional lead
Houston Texans - 9-7 –
The Texans returned to respectability last season behind a dominant performance by DE/TE JJ Watt. Their average offense looks to veteran QB Brian Hoyer to direct this mediocre attack. Marginal firepower may limit this club in big game situations.
Tennessee Titans - 6-10 –
The Titans look to top pick Marcus Mariota to bring this club to respectability. They have problems on both sides of the ball and probably go through difficult growing pains this season.
Jacksonville Jaguars - 5-11 –
Jaguars look for improvement from young QB Blake Bortles and rookie back TJ Yeldon to improve this low ranked attack. Club is probably a year away from challenging .500 mark.

San Diego Chargers - 11-5 –

The Chargers are a loaded club with QB Philip Rivers directing a veteran club. They can win the West title behind a young veteran defense that continues to improvebut needs their troubled special teams to improve significantly.
Denver Broncos - 10-6 –
Broncos hope to make a run at title in what appears to be Peyton Manning’s final season. They need their defense to recover from their late season collapse last year to retain AFC West rule.
Kansas City Chiefs - 8-8 –
Chiefs need their offensive weapons QB Alex Smith and runner Jamaal Charles to step up this season to challenge for the playoffs. They rely on their emerging young defense to continue to improve and rank among the best in the AFC.
Oakland Raiders - 6-10 –
Raiders look to young QB Derek Carr to benefit from the addition of top pick WR Amari Cooper to open up this attack. They need overall improvement on both sides of the ball to even challenge for a .500 season.

Divisional Champs
Dolphins, Bengals, Colts & Chargers

Wild Card Clubs
Patriots & Broncos

AFC Championship
San Diego over Indianapolis

Chargers go to Super Bowl behind veteran QB Philip Rivers

Super Bowl L Matchup
Green Bay Packers over San Diego Chargers

Packers win a wild Super Bowl showdown with Chargers.

NFL Preseason Schedule 2015: Dates, Times, National TV Coverage


NFL Preseason Schedule 2015: Dates, Times, National TV Coverage

Hall of Fame Game Date Time (ET)
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota Aug. 9 - 8 p.m. NBC Sports Live

Week 1 Date Time (ET)
August 13
New Orleans at Baltimore - 7:30 p.m.
NY Jets at Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
Green Bay at New England - 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Cleveland - 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Chicago - 8 p.m.
Dallas at San Diego - 10 p.m.
August 14
Tennessee at Atlanta - 7 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo - 7 p.m.
NY Giants at Cincinnati - 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville - 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Oakland - 10 p.m.
Denver at Seattle - 10 p.m.
August 15
Tampa Bay at Minnesota - 8 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston - 8 p.m.
Kansas City at Arizona - 9 p.m.
August 16
Indianapolis at Philadelphia - 1 p.m.

Week 2 Date Time (ET)
August 20
Detroit at Washington - 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Cleveland - 8 p.m. ESPN
August 21
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay - 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at NY Jets - 8 p.m.
August 22
Miami at Carolina - 7 p.m.
Baltimore at Philadelphia - 7 p.m.
Chicago at Indianapolis - 7:30 p.m.
New England at New Orleans - 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville at NY Giants - 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Houston - 8 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota - 8 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona - 10 p.m.
August 23
Green Bay at Pittsburgh - 1 p.m.
Dallas at San Francisco - 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Tennessee - 8 p.m. Fox Sports
August 24
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay - 8 p.m. ESPN

For Preseason Weeks 3 & 4 Go to next page

NFL 2015 Training Camp Dates / Practices


NFL 2015 Training Camp Dates
Team - Reporting Date - First Practice/Site/Location

Arizona Cardinals - July 31 / Aug. 1 - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Atlanta Falcons - July 30 / July 31 - Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga.
Baltimore Ravens - July 29/ July 30 - Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md.
Buffalo Bills - July 30/ July 31 - St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.
Carolina Panthers - July 30/ July 31 - Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.
Chicago Bears - July 29/ July 30 - Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.
Cincinnati Bengals - July 30/ July 31 - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Oh
Cleveland Browns - July 29/ July 30 - Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio
Dallas Cowboys - July 29/ July 30 - River Ridge Playing Fields, Oxnard, Ca.
Denver Broncos - July 30/ July 31 - Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre, Dove Valley, Colo.
Detroit Lions - Aug. 2/ Aug. 3 - Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mi
Green Bay Packers - July 29/ July 30 St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis.
Houston Texans - July 31/ Aug. 2- Houston Methodist Center, Houston, Tx
Indianapolis Colts - Aug. 1/ Aug. 2- Anderson University, Anderson, Ind.
Jacksonville Jaguars - July 30/ July 31- Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla.
Kansas City Chiefs - July 31/ Aug. 1 -Missouri Western St University, St. Joseph, Mo.
Miami Dolphins - July 29/ July 30 - Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie, Fla.
Minnesota Vikings - July 25/ July 26- Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn.
New England Patriots - July 29/ July 30 - Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
New Orleans Saints - July 29/ July 30 - Greenbrier White, Sulpher Springs, W Va.
New York Giants - July 30/ July 31 - Timex Performance Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
New York Jets - July 29/ July 30 -Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J.
Oakland Raiders - July 30/ July 31- Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif.
Philadelphia Eagles - Aug. 1 /Aug. 2- NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh Steelers - July 25/ July 26- Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.
St. Louis Rams - July 31/ Aug. 1 - Rams Park Training Center, Earth City, Mo.
San Diego Chargers - July 29/ July 30 - Chargers Park, San Diego, Ca
San Francisco 49ers - July 31/ Aug. 1- SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif.
Seattle Seahawks - July 30/ July 31- Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - July 31/ Aug. 1- One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla.
Tennessee Titans - July 30/ July 31- Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn.
Washington Redskins - July 29 / July 30- Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va.

NFL 2015 Offseason Workout Program Schedule


NFL 2015 Offseason Workout Program Schedule

The NFL 2015 offseason continues after completing another excellent NFL Draft class. Teams are completing their OTAs over the next two weeks before starting veteran June mini camps that incorporate new veteran free agents and draft choices into the existing veteran rosters.

Most mini camps will begin early to mid June that will be the final preparation of new rosters prior for their August training camp preseason start.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams were allowed to begin Phase 1 of offseason workouts in late April, the activities are limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation over two weeks. Phase 2 is three weeks long and began for most teams in early May. In this phase, players can participate in positional drills, but no live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are allowed. Now teams prepare to head into Phase 3, or OTAs, which is a four-week-long period during which teams can conduct 10 days of organized team activity, including 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

NFL Offseason Workout Program Schedule

Team - OTAs - Mandatory Camp
Arizona Cardinals May 19-21, May 26-28, Jun 1-4 - June 9-11
Atlanta Falcons May 26-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12 - June 16-18
Baltimore Ravens May 26-28, June 1-3, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Buffalo Bills May 26-27, May 29, June 1, June 3-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Carolina Panthers May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Chicago Bears May 27-29, June 1-3, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Cincinnati Bengals May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Cleveland Browns May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12 - June 16-18
Dallas Cowboys May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-10 - June 16-18
Denver Broncos May 27-29, June 1-2, June 4, June 15-18 - June 9-11
Detroit Lions May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Green Bay Packers May 27-29, June 2-4, June 9-12 - June 16-18
Houston Texans May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12 - June 16-18
Indianapolis Colts May 18-20, May 26-28, June 1-4 - June 9-11
Jacksonville Jaguars May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12 - June 16-18
Kansas City Chiefs May 26-28, June 2-4, June 9-12 - June 16-18
Miami Dolphins May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Minnesota Vikings May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
New England Patriots May 26, May 28-29, June 1, June 3-4, June 8-9, June 11-12 - June 16-18
New Orleans Saints May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
New York Giants May 27-29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12 - June 16-18
New York Jets May 19-21, May 26-28, June 2-5 - June 9-11
Oakland Raiders May 19-21, May 26-28, June 1-4 - June 9-11
Philadelphia Eagles May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Pittsburgh Steelers May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
St. Louis Rams June 2, June 4-5, June 8-9, June 11, June 15-16 - June 18-19
San Diego Chargers May 26-28, June 1-3, June 8-11 - June 16-18
San Francisco 49ers May 19-21, May 27-29, June 1-4, June 4-5 - June 9-11
Seattle Seahawks May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Tampa Bay Bucs May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Tennessee Titans May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11 - June 16-18
Washington Redskins May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 - June 16-18

NFL Draft 2015 Wrapup – La’el Collins Story Continues


NFL Draft 2015 Wrapup – La’el Collins Story Continues

The NFL Draft 2015 is in the books with many surprises and disappointments over the three day event. Chicago hosted the NFL Draft for the first time in over 50 years and put on a huge extravaganza that included coverage from all 32 team headquarters.

Draft Insiders’ Yearbook 2015 – Over 300 Scouting Reports – available Now
Draft Insiders’ 2015 Review – available this spring

Photo – OL La’el Collins – LSU

The class of underclassmen dominated the start of the 2015 NFL Draft with 7 of the top 10 picks and 20 of the 32 first-round picks from the late entrees. Florida St. headed the NFL Draft with redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston the first overall selection which started 11 total Seminoles selected over the seven rounds, the most of any school in the nation. Washington provided three #1 picks in DT Danny Shelton, CB Marcus Peters and LB Shaq Thompson. It was the first time since 2009 that one school provided three #1 picks, with Southern Cal accomplishing that unique feat. The Pac 12 also provided 9 overall first round selections this year, the most of any conference in the nation.

As usual, there were many of the 85 underclassmen that probably would have been wiser to stay in school and finish their eligibility and develop further as players. Some high profile prospects fell out of the first round and a few did not get called until the 3rd day of the NFL Draft or not at all over the seven rounds. The SEC had the most draft selections once again with 54 players followed by the ACC with 47, the Pac-12 39, the Big Ten 35 and the Big XII 26. The power five conferences provided over 75% of all players selected.

There were many exciting stories, though an equal number of tragic and shocking revelations. The story related to OL Ja’el Collins of LSU is one of the most bizarre articles in recent NFL Draft history. Collins was considered a mid-first round lock until an investigation related to the murder of an ex-girlfriend hit the news the week prior to the NFL Draft. Collins was eventually questioned by Baton Rouge police the Monday after the NFL Draft weekend. Though no indictment has been issued after the questioning, Collins was considered a person of interest at this point. The timing of the tragedy and inquiry shocked NFL brass and subsequently Collins was bypassed completely over the seven round event. He has been denied entry in the NFL Supplemental Draft 2015 or reentry into the NFL Draft 2016. He is basically a rookie free agent and allowed to sign with any NFL club interested in his services. Rookie free agent contracts are for three years which allows him to test veteran free agency after three seasons. Within days after the police inquiry, Collins spoke with a few clubs, namely the Bills and Dolphins. Clubs like the Giants and Saints are also highly interested in the versatile lineman who carries an early NFL starting grade. His signing should come over the next few weeks after several interviews and recruiting trips are completed. He projects as a rookie starting guard and the skill set to move to tackle in time.

Draft Choices by Conference
SEC 54
ACC 47
Pac-12 39
Big Ten 35
Big 12 25
American 11
Mountain West 10
Conference USA 6
Missouri Valley 4
Sun Belt 3
Independents 2
Ohio Valley 2
South Atlantic 2
Southern 2
Southland 2

Draft Choices by Schools
Florida St 11
Louisville 10
Florida 8
Alabama 7
Miami 7
Missouri 6
Oklahoma 6
Stanford 6
Arkansas 5
Auburn 5
Clemson 5
Georgia 5
Mississippi St 5
Ohio St 5
Oregon 5
Oregon St 5
Texas 5
Arizona St 4
Michigan St 4
Minnesota 4
South Carolina 4
Utah 4
Washington 4
West Virginia 4

NFL Free Agency Update 2015 **** Eagles Restructure Offense Around DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford ****


NFL Free Agency Update
Eagles Restructure Offense Around DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford

Photo - RB DeMarco Murray - Eagles

2015 NFL Free Agents – March 17th -
Offensive Players

Josh McCown (Signed 3-year, $14M deal - CLE)
Mark Sanchez (Re-signed 2-year, $9M deal - PHI)
Brian Hoyer (Signed 2-year, $10.5M deal - HOU)
Ryan Mallett (Re-signed 2-year, $7M deal - HOU)
Christian Ponder (Signed undisclosed deal - OAK)
Shaun Hill (Signed 2-year, $6.5M deal - MIN)
Matt Hasselbeck (Re-signed 1-year, $3M deal - IND)
Blaine Gabbert (Re-signed 2-year, $2M deal - SF)
Kellen Moore (Re-signed 2-year, $1.825M deal - DET)
Tyrod Taylor (Signed 3-year, $3.35M deal - BUF)
T.J. Yates (Re-signed 1-year, $1.5M deal - ATL)
Jimmy Clausen (Re-signed 1-year, $1.25M deal - CHI)
Dan Orlovsky (Re-signed 1-year, $1.05M deal - DET)

Top Remaining Free Agents
Michael Vick
Matt Moore
Tarvaris Jackson
Matt Schaub
Colt McCoy
Jason Campbell
Matt Flynn
Jake Locker (Retired)

Running Backs
DeMarco Murray (Signed 5-year, $40M deal - PHI)
C.J. Spiller (Signed 4-year, $18M deal - NO)
Ryan Mathews (Signed 3-year, $11M deal - PHI)
Mark Ingram (Re-signed 4-year, $16M deal - NO)
Justin Forsett (Re-signed 3-year, $9M deal - BAL)
Frank Gore (Signed 3-year, $12M deal - IND)
Shane Vereen (Signed 3-year, $12.35M deal - NYG)
Roy Helu (Signed 2-year, $4M deal - OAK)
Reggie Bush (Signed 1-year deal - SF)
Darren McFadden (Signed 2-year, $3M deal - DAL)
DeAngelo Williams (Signed 2-year, $4M deal - PIT)
Antone Smith (Re-signed undisclosed deal - ATL)

Top Remaining Free Agents
Knowshon Moreno
Ben Tate
Stevan Ridley
Pierre Thomas
Ahmad Bradshaw
Steven Jackson
Chris Johnson
Jacquizz Rodgers

Jerome Felton (Signed 4-year, $9.2M deal with BUF)
Henry Hynoski (Re-signed 2-year, $2.1M deal with NYG)
Jed Collins (Signed 1-year, $810K deal with DAL)

Top Remaining Free Agents
John Kuhn
Tyler Clutts
John Conner
Will Tukuafu
Jackie Battle
Montell Owens

Wide Receivers
Dez Bryant (Franchise Tagged)
Demaryius Thomas (Franchise Tagged)
Randall Cobb (Re-signed 4-year, $40M deal with GB)
Jeremy Maclin (Signed 5-year, $55M deal with KC)
Torrey Smith (Signed 5-year, $40M deal with SF)
Andre Johnson (Signed 3-year, $21M deal with IND)
Percy Harvin (Signed 1-year, $6M deal with BUF)
Kenny Britt (Re-signed 2-year, $14M deal with STL)
Cecil Shorts (Signed 2-year, $6M deal with HOU)
Brian Hartline (Signed 2-year, $6M deal with CLE)
Eddie Royal (Signed 3-year, $15M deal with CHI)
Dwayne Harris (Signed 5-year, $17.5M deal with NYG)
Leonard Hankerson (Signed 1-year, $1M deal with ATL)
Ted Ginn (Signed 2-year, $4.2M deal with CAR)
Jacoby Jones (Signed 2-year, $5.5M deal with SD)
Brandon Gibson (Signed 1-year, $825K deal with NE)
Harry Douglas (Signed 3-year deal with TEN)
Marcus Easley (Re-signed 4-year, $7M deal with BUF)
Brian Tyms (Re-signed undisclosed deal with NE)

Top Remaining Free Agents
Michael Crabtree
Stevie Johnson
Dwayne Bowe
Hakeem Nicks
Denarius Moore
Greg Jennings
Mike Williams
Nate Washington
Reggie Wayne
Vincent Brown
Miles Austin
Jerrel Jernigan
Donnie Avery
Derek Hagan
Robert Meachem
Lance Moore
Jarrett Boykin

Tight Ends
Julius Thomas (Signed 5-year, $46M deal with JAX)
Jordan Cameron (Signed 2-year, $15M deal with MIA)
Lance Kendricks (Re-signed 4-year, $18.5M deal with STL)
Owen Daniels (Signed 3-year, $12.25M deal with DEN)
Niles Paul (Re-signed 3-year, $6M deal with WAS)
Virgil Green (Re-signed 3-year, $8.4M deal with DEN)
Scott Chandler (Signed undisclosed deal with NE)
Lee Smith (Signed 3-year, $9.1M deal with OAK)
Anthony Fasano (Signed 2-year deal with TEN)
Matt Spaeth (Re-signed 2-year, $2.2M deal with PIT)
Ed Dickson (Re-signed 3-year, $6.8M deal with CAR)
Luke Stocker (Re-signed 3-year, $4.8M deal with TB)

NFL Scouting Combine 2015 - Player Workout Schedule


NFL Scouting Combine 2015
NFL Combine 2015 - Feb. 17-23, 2015 - Lucas Stadium, Indianapolis, In

This week over three hundred of the very best college football players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, six-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL. The NFL Network will televise the complete NFL Combine weeklong event that consists of four days of workouts.

How are players selected for the NFL Combine?
NFL Combine participants are determined each year by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent 25 NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the upcoming NFL Draft.

2015 Schedule reflect a new day pattern, as the event will shift 1 day earlier than the historical pattern.

DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)
Tuesday – Feb. 17 Travel * ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wednesday – Feb. 18 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Thursday – Feb. 19 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday – Feb. 20 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS*: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (RB)
Wednesday – Feb. 18 Travel ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday – Feb.19 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday – Feb.20 - NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday – Feb. 21, 2015 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Thursday - Feb 19 Travel ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday - Feb 20 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday - Feb 21NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday - Feb 22 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Friday – Feb. 20 Travel ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday - Feb 21 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday – Feb 22 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday - February 23, 2015 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

* Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.

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