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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)
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The Combine Report: No Super, No Problem As Jackson, Peterson And German Visit Clubs

By Barry Barnes, Founder Essential players, yearly, venture through the NFL Regional Combine in hopes to be recognized by a squad to eventually ful...
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The Combine Report: Preseason Week One – RC Talents Off To A Fast Start

August 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder One hundred and forty-nine NFL Regional Combine standouts were on the sidelines the first week of the…
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Nigel Harris: Do Not Let His Lean Build Fool You

August 10, 2017 - 12:03 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder At first glance, Los Angeles Chargers rookie linebacker Nigel Harris appears to be in the wrong position,…

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

August 5, 2017 - 8:57 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Feelings were mutual between the Arizona Cardinals and their gems from the NFL Regional Combine platform.…
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RC Pioneer Alejandro Villanueva Sacrifice Paid Off, Signed 4-Year Contract Extension Worth $24M With The Steelers

July 30, 2017 - 4:45 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder In football, transitioning from one position to another is not a walk in the park. The inability to make…
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)

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

July 14, 2017 - 7:12 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder IRVING, Texas - The game of football is important to its players, coaches and involved administrative…

The Combine Report: CFL Week 3 – Roosevelt, Carter, RC Defensive Standouts Put In Work

July 13, 2017 - 1:42 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Week 3 of the CFL was loaded with nail-biting contests, but in terms of the pioneers of the NFL Regional…

The Combine Report: The RC Load NFL Rosters With 121, Most Ever Including 38 Rookies

July 11, 2017 - 7:50 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder In the 2017 NFL Draft, no NFL Regional Combine player from the annual workouts was drafted. Still, NFL…
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The Combine Report: 2017 CFL Season – 18 RC Pioneers Take Their Talents North

June 27, 2017 - 11:40 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder The NFL Regional Combine platform continues to be represented well North of the border in the CFL. And…

The Combine Report: Kline, RC Players Lit Up The CFL During Preseason

June 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder No call. No workouts welcomed by NFL squads - no problem. The 2017 NFL Regional Combine standouts, like…
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Abner Logan: Needed A Fresh Start For His NFL Journey

June 8, 2017 - 5:05 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Having the talent to play football on a high level was never  Abner Logan's affair. Even his ability…

The Combine Report: Jenkins, Foreign-Born Football Players Land NFL Deals

May 31, 2017 - 8:47 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Defensive end  Alex Jenkins' signing was not immediate, comparably to the foreign-born football players…

NFL Caretakers: Carlisle, NFL Officials Emphasizing Physical Health To Enforce The Rules

May 20, 2017 - 8:36 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The NFL rule book is massive with instructions of do’s and don’t’s, almost…
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The Combine Report: 2017 RC Class Is 39 Strong In The NFL

May 19, 2017 - 8:43 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Following a slow start of signings and no player drafted from the platform, the 2017  NFL Regional Combine…

The Combine Report: Chiefs Welcomes WR Justice Liggins To Camp. A Steal In The Making?

May 3, 2017 - 9:20 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder When former Stephen F. Austin wide receiver Justice Liggins step onto the Kansas City Chiefs practice…

The Combine Report: 22 RC Players Were Signed As UDFA. NFL Teams Being Safe?

May 2, 2017 - 8:59 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder NFL clubs deemed 22 out of the 780 NFL hopefuls who attended the NFL Regional Combine were worth the opportunity…

The Combine Report: Draftable RC Players For The 2017 NFL Draft

April 28, 2017 - 11:39 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder The late round of NFL Drafts is where the selection process begins. While there is value in the fourth…

The Combine Report: Several RC Players Pushing To Get The Call On Draft Weekend

April 27, 2017 - 4:06 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder While the NFL caters to 22 players at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, NFL squads will be servicing…
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The Combine Report: 2017 NFL Team Needs – NFC East

April 25, 2017 - 9:07 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection…
Jan. 1, 2017 - San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Jatavis Brown tackled Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the open field late in the fourth quarter in San Diego, CA. By; John Moore/Locker-Report.com

The Combine Report: 2017 NFL Team Needs – AFC West

April 20, 2017 - 2:35 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection…

Austin Apodaca: “I Just Want A Chance”

April 16, 2017 - 8:59 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder For most young signal callers, to have an opportunity to become a NFL quarterback comes once in a lifetime…

The Combine Report: 2017 NFL Team Needs – AFC South

April 14, 2017 - 10:22 am
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection…
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The Combine Report: 2017 NFL Team Needs – AFC East

April 12, 2017 - 4:32 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection…
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The Combine Report: 2017 NFL Team Needs – AFC North

April 10, 2017 - 8:27 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection…
Mar. 25, 2017 - TEMPE, Ari. - Defensive back Terrell Sinkfield executing passing drill at the 2017 NFL Pro Player Combine. (Photo by: John Moore/Locker-Report.com

The Combine Report: Sinkfield, Four Others From The Pro Player Combine Signed With NFL Clubs

April 7, 2017 - 12:34 pm
By: Barry Barnes, Founder Defensive back Terrell Sinkfield and four other players who attended the NFL Pro Player Combine can remove…