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The Combine Report: Preseason Week One - RC Talents Off To A Fast Start

One hundred and forty-nine NFL Regional Combine standouts were on the sidelines the first week of the 2017 preseason. While many of these pioneers were settled into their roles for the upcoming season, others were not taking any chances. When the opportunities presented themselves, these RC gems were ready to show their mettle.

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Nigel Harris: Do Not Let His Lean Build Fool You

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

At first glance, Los Angeles Chargers rookie linebacker Nigel Harris appears to be in the wrong position, since he looks like a wide receiver. However, when he gets his hands on an opponent, his position is no longer in question.

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The Combine Report: Cardinals' RC Talent Worthy of Applause In Hall Of Fame Game

Feelings were mutual  between the Arizona Cardinals and their gems from the NFL Regional Combine platform. The Cardinals wanted to see what the RC athletes could do, and the RC athletes were eager to show their skill sets in the Hall of Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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RC Pioneer Alejandro Villanueva Sacrifice Paid Off, Signed 4-Year Contract Extension Worth $24M With The Steelers

In football, transitioning from one position to another is not a walk in the park. The inability to make those transitions in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business of the NFL has ended careers.

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Clint Bruce

 

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

IRVING, Texas – In front of a tired group of NFL administrators, executives and all of the NFL officials, Clint Bruce addressed the crowd in his jeans and a t-shirt, and instantly refreshed the room with his unique style of making fun of himself.

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The Eight New Officials Are

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

IRVING, Texas – To keep pace with the continuous growth of talents on the NFL gridiron, NFL Football Operations booster their officials’ roster to strengthen their awareness on the field, due to the speed and tricks of the game. Eight new officials will make their debuts this season, but they are not first year officials.

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2017 NFL Officiating Clinic: The Eye Does Not Always Witness The Truth

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

IRVING, Texas – The naked eye does not always tell the full truth. Was the player pushed, accidentally tripped or purposely fell into his opponent? The NFL Caretakers battle with those thoughts in live speed and they are using the clinic to slow the game to understand the full truth.

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2017 NFL Officiating Clinic: Humanizing Officials Is The Next Step

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

IRVING, Texas – Over time, fans loosen up towards NFL players as the league and media outlet humanized them as men with families and personal everyday cares. The NFL Caretakers are no different. The men and women who blows the whistle to keep the game in bounds deserves to have their stories told as well so the disrespect towards them can be lessen.

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NFL Caretakers:

IRVING, Texas – In a small conference room with well over a 100 years of officiating knowledge being bestowed onto 31 potential NFL Caretakers, the transparency was clear as laughter was the tempo of the conversation until reality settled. The journey to dawn the stripes of a NFL official is just as challenging as becoming a player. The message was simple, but the task is not.

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July 14, 2017 (DALLAS,TX) - Former NFL official Tony Veteri speaking with NFL officiating candidates at the 2017 NFL Officiating Clinic. (Photo by: Locker-Report.com)

2017 NFL Officiating Clinic: The Line Is Drawn, New Rules And Emphasis Are Established

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

IRVING, Texas – The game of football is important to its players, coaches and involved administrative personnel. The officials take the urgency of the game to its highest level of importance, and the NFL Caretakers raise the standards each year as the game’s leader in safety and competitive balance.

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July 14, 2017 - DALLAS, TX - NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron addressing the NFL officials at the 2017 NFL Officiating Clinic. (Photo by: Locker-Report.com)

The Combine Report: 2017 RC Class Is 39 Strong In The NFL

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By: Barry Barnes, Founder

Following a slow start of signings and no player drafted from the platform, the 2017 NFL Regional Combine class is strongly represented by 39 talents.

Last year, 51 standouts inked deals with NFL clubs following the draft, including the five who were drafted. Out of the 780 NFL hopefuls who kneel down at mid-field of NFL practice facilities in 2017, five percent (39) of those players are closer at converting their dream into a reality.

There is a balance of skilled position players signed this spring. This year, only one running back was welcomed into a NFL camp. This campaign, three ball catchers were partakers of NFL rookie mini-camps. And they all have the potential to make roster spots this fall, especially William Stanback of Virginia Union.

Clearly, the NFL’s discovery stage once again executed their annual mission of uncovering gems for NFL clubs to polish into fine jewels, like the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots who will grant unknown players an opportunity to shock the world – again.

More athletes from the RC may ink deals at some point this offseason, and during the playing season as 19 teams currently have members of the 2017 pioneer class.

Until then, here are the potential newsmakers of the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals

Mar. 12, 2017 – Metairie, LA – Safety Deshawntee Gallon at the 2017 NFL Regional Combine, now with the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by: Locker-Report.com and azcardinals.com)

S Deshawntee “Ironhead” Gallon

Atlanta Falcons

WR Reggie Davis

WR Reginald Davis

S Jordan Moore

Buffalo Bills

S Brenaska Sanders

CB Marcus Sayles

LB Abner Logan

Cincinnati Bengals

G Dustin Stanton

Cleveland Browns

Mar. 4, 2017 (EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.) – Linebacker B.J. Bello executing his 4 Bag Agility Drill at the 2017 NFL Regional Combine, now with the Cleveland Browns (Photo by: John Moore – Locker-Report.com and Browns.com)

LB B.J. Bello

Dallas Cowboys

LB Darnell Leslie

Denver Broncos

T Elijah Wilkinson

Detroit Lions

TE Robert Tonyan

Green Bay Packers

DB Dontatello Brown

WR Montay Crockett

RB Raysean Pringle

G Thomas Evans

RB William Stanback

Jacksonville Jaguars

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WR Keelan Cole

TE Caleb Bluiett

Kansas City Chiefs

TE Emanuel Byrd

Los Angeles Chargers

C Dillon DeBoer

LB Nigel Harris

Los Angeles Rams

 

WR Shakeir Ryan

LB Teidrick Smith

RB DeMard Llorens

New England Patriots

S Kenny Moore

G Jason King

DE Corey Vereen

S Jason Thompson

New York Giants

WR Kevin Snead

New York Jets

CB Xavier Coleman

T Christopher Bordelon

Oakland Raiders

LB Najee Harris

DE Christopher Casher Jr.

San Francisco 49ers

Mar. 11, 2017 – (Metairie, LA) – Quarterback Nick Mullens at the 2017 NFL Regional Combine, now with the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by: Locker-Report.com and 49ers.com)

CB Zachary Franklin

QB Nick Mullens

Tennessee Titans

WR Giovanni Pascascio

CB Jeremy Boykins

Washington Redskins

CB Tevin Homer

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