Lindsey Jones of USA Today reported Monday evening that players with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses won’t be allowed to participate in this year’s Scouting Combine.
“It is important for us to remain strongly committed to league values as we demonstrate to our fans, future players, coaches, general managers, and others who support our game that character matters,” NFL’s executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent wrote in the memo.
This rule would have prevented Seahawks DE Frank Clark from participating in the event last year.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Buccaneers recently worked out Davon Coleman, Cliff Matthews, Jermauria Rasco, Bernard Reedy, and Ken Bishop.
- The only player not signed to a future/reserve contract was Bishop.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Raiders recently worked out DL Ziggy Hood and Tristan Okpalaugo.
- However, Hood wound up signing on with the Redskins.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Steelers worked out Issac Blakeney, Matt Dooley, Montell Garner, Cole Manhart, Tobais Palmer, Al-Hajj Shabazz, Josh Watson and Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo.
- Pittsburgh also brought in Jason Pinkston for a visit, according to Wilson.