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Inaugural Veteran Combine Has Colts Attention On Sunday

Intro: After a portion of the Colts Scouting Department attended the Super Regional Combine on Saturday, they were once again busy on Sunday at the inaugural Veteran Combine.





PHOENIX – One day after watching prospects trying to prove they can play on Sunday’s, the Colts scouting department is busy today examining players who have already played at this level.

The question for the more than 125 attendees at Sunday's Veterans Combine in Phoenix is whether or not they can still play in the NFL.

For the time ever, the NFL is hosting an NFL Veteran Combine on Sunday "designated to showcase players who have already left college and many who have already played in the NFL to teams in an effort to be signed as free agents."

On Saturday, the Colts scouting department was present at the Super Regional Combine in Phoenix. The weekend of scouting in Arizona continues today with the Veteran Combine at the Arizona Cardinals facility.

Sunday's Combine script will be very similar to the drills you would see at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month.

However, there won't be an extensive interview session, or any medical testing like in Indianapolis.

NFL veteran Matt Birk, the league's director of player development, played a major role in helping put together the inaugural Combine.

"I'm anxious to see how it's received by our clubs," Birk told NFL Network. "It's a new event. There's a fair amount of skepticism surrounding it and rightfully so. So I guess we're just focused right now on executing and making sure that things run smoothly and that our clubs find it useful."

Birk said he received over 2,000 applications and had to turn away some close friends, some who even went through the trouble of calling him personally to complain. He joined a group of current and former NFL personnel executives who helped whittle down the pool to a manageable number (125).

"Did I get guys calling up mad at me? Guys that I know? Guys that I played with that didn't get in? Oh yeah," Birk said. "And I get it. Guys are fighting for their football lives. They want it as bad as anything and that hurts. It hurts me as a player. Football is a brotherhood and some of these guys I played with. It's hard."

All 32 teams are expected to be present at Sunday's Combine before the Annual League Meetings get underway in Phoenix.

Some former Colts that are expected to compete today include DE-Jamaal Anderson, OL-Jack Breckner, OL-Jason Foster, LB-Scott Lutrus, FB-Dan Moore and DE-Caesar Rayford.

There is certainly a local flavor at Sunday's Combine with RB-Jewell Hampton (Warren Central High School), RB-Cierre Wood (Notre Dame), OL-Mike Golic Jr. (Notre Dame), DL-Larry Black (Indiana) and LB-Dan Fox (Notre Dame) on the Combine list. will have coverage from the Veteran Combine later today. Also, NFL Network will air a one-hour special on the Combine tonight at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Below is a schedule and a list of the Veteran Combine attendees:





7:20 A.M.


8:40 A.M.


10:00 A.M.


11:00 A.M.


11:45 A.M.


1:10 P.M.


1:50 P.M.


2:45 P.M.


3:30 P.M.

Players expected to attend

Full Name | Position | College

Armstrong, Matt | C | Grand Valley State

Carter, Sherman | C | Tennessee State

Foster, Jason | C | Rhode Island

Gallington, Deveric | C | Texas Tech

Golic, Mike | C | Notre Dame

Gottschalk, Ben | C | Southern Methodist

Pocic, Graham | C | Illinois

Van Roten, Greg | C | Pennsylvania

Berry, Aaron | CB | Pittsburgh

Burton, Brandon | CB | Utah

Carr, Deveron | CB | Arizona State

Edwards, Kip | CB | Missouri

Lee, Saeed | CB | Alabama State

Love, Jordan | CB | Towson

Lyn, Keon | CB | Syracuse

Patrick, Johnny | CB | Louisville

Posey, Julian | CB | Ohio

Reid, Greg | CB | Valdosta State

Sullen, Jordan | CB | Tulane

White, Ryan | CB | Auburn

Anderson, Jamaal | DE | Arkansas

Brown, Sammy | DE | Houston

Carriker, Adam | DE | Nebraska

Cox, Rakim | DE | Villanova

Mims, Tevin | DE | South Florida

Paulhill, Shahid | DE | Temple

Rayford, Caesar | DE | Washington

Roh, Craig | DE | Michigan

Sam, Michael | DE | Missouri

Black, Larry | DT | Indiana

Collins, Nate | DT | Virginia

Forston, Marcus | DT | Miami

Harris, DaJohn | DT | Southern California

Jerideau, Byron | DT | South Carolina

Minter, Zach | DT | Montana State

Thompson, Everrette | DT | Washington

Troup, Torell | DT | Central Florida

Moore, Dan | FB | Montana

Pryor, Lonnie | FB | Florida State

Unga, Harvey | FB | Brigham Young

Dominguez, Ray | G | Arkansas

Goodin, Stephen | G | Nebraska-Kearney

Huey, Michael | G | Texas

Morris, Darius | G | Temple

Wells, Justin | G | St. Augustine's

White, Ian | G | Boston College

Baker, Chris | LB | East Carolina

Copeland, Brandon | LB | Pennsylvania

Devitto, Steele | LB | Boston College

Doughty, Jake | LB | Utah State

Dowtin, Marcus | LB | North Alabama

Drakeford, Darin | LB | Maryland

Fox, Dan | LB | Notre Dame

Glaud, Ka'Lial | LB | Rutgers

Keiser, Thomas | LB | Stanford

Kimbrough, Jeremy | LB | Appalachian State

Lutrus, Scott | LB | Connecticut

Rolle, Brian | LB | Ohio State

So'oto, Vic | LB | Brigham Young

Steward, Phillip | LB Houston

Miller, Jordan | NT | Southern U.

Johnson, Jerrod | QB | Texas A&M

Kafka, Mike | QB | Northwestern

Kay, Brendon | QB | Cincinnati

Price, Keith| QB | Washington

Robinson, Zac | QB | Oklahoma State

Thomas, Darron | QB | Oregon

Wilson, Tyler | QB | Arkansas

Bush, Michael | RB | Louisville

Hampton, Jewel | RB | Southern Illinois

Hines, Quentin | RB | Akron

Jones, Felix | RB | Arkansas

LeShoure, Mikel | RB | Illinois

Scott, Da'Rel | RB | Maryland

Wood, Cierre | RB | Notre Dame

Mcmillian, Jerron | S | Maine

Mitchell, Charles | S | Mississippi State

Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi | S | Indiana, Pa.

Sebetic, Kyle | S | Dayton

Silva, Mana | S | Hawaii

Starling, Jawanza | S | Southern California

Young, Joe | S | Rutgers

Aladenoye, Josh | T | Illinois State

Breckner, Jack | T | Gustavus Adolphus

Foketi, Manase | T | West Texas A&M

Harris, Randall | T | Towson

Childers, Jamie | TE | Coastal Carolina

Momah, Ifeanyi | TE | Boston College

Ogbuehi, Emmanuel | TE | Georgia State

Veldman, Matt | TE | North Dakota State

Walker, Dallas | TE | Western Michigan

Waters, Eric | TE | Missouri

Adams, Joe | WR | Arkansas

Anderson, Joe | WR | Texas Southern

Gadsden, Ben | WR | Miami

Jean, Lestar | WR | Florida Atlantic

Johnson, Darius | WR | Southern Methodist

Kurihara, Tukashi | WR | No College

Mayo, Thomas | WR | California, Pa.

Mitchell, Carlton | WR | South Florida

Slaughter, Nathan | WR | West Texas A&M

Steelman, Trent | WR | Army

Williams, LaQuan | WR | Maryland

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