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Iowa's Tristan Wirfs posts record-breaking NFL combine workout

INDIANAPOLIS — Just when it looked like Mekhi Becton was going to steal the show at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, Tristan Wirfs took center stage and dominated. The former Iowa offensive tackle recorded a 40-yard dash of 4.85 seconds, the best time of any offensive lineman this year. Prior to his run, he posted a 36.5-inch vertical jump, which is a modern record among O-linemen. To top it

Changes to targeting penalty and video reviews among NCAA rule proposals for 2020

Allowing players penalized and disqualified to remain on the sideline and placing a time limit on replay reviews are among the changes proposed Friday by the NCAA Football Rules Committee, with the suggestions now sent to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel for possible approval in time for the 2020 season. Since the rule was established in 2013, players who were flagged for targeting — defined by the NCAA as forcible contact

Winston underwent surgery to repair torn meniscus

Jameis Winston, it turns out, was a banged-up player while throwing his 33 TDs and 30 INTs in 2019. Along with a broken thumb and LASIK eye surgery, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus that needed to be trimmed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The meniscus surgery flew under the radar when Winston underwent eye surgery as noted by a local radio station

Hopeful of return, Eric Berry draws Colts' interest

A year passed with scarcely a peep about former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry. The 31-year-old, who sat out all of last season and has played just four games the past three years, including playoffs, spent the time working out and is ready to make a comeback. We knew the safety intended to play in 2020, now we have a team linked to Berry. NFL Network’s Jim Trotter

Gisele hopes Tom Brady's free agency decision takes family 'somewhere nice'

We are anxious to find out where Tom Brady will sign as a free agent in 2020, especially amid increasing speculation that the 42-year-old quarterback will play for a team not named the Patriots. His wife is just as eager to receive an answer. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, who has been married to Brady since 2009 and is the mother of their son and daughter, addressed the topic of her husband’s looming

Ranking every running back drafted with a top-five pick since 1980

The 2020 NFL Draft likely will not have a running back drafted in the top five. Should a team think about it? New York’s Saquon Barkley (2018), Leonard Fournette (2017) and Ezekiel Elliott (2016) are the last three running backs to be selected with a top-five pick. Those three are among the biggest stars at the position. Georgia’s D’Andre Swift, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins are among those

NFL tabs Cardinals to play in Mexico City in '20

Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are heading back to Mexico City. Fifteen years after they played there in the NFL’s first regular-season game outside of the United States, the Cardinals will return to Mexico’s capital for another regular-season game in 2020, the league announced Friday. Details of what day, kickoff time and opponent

SN Q&A: XFL commissioner Oliver Luck talks early TV ratings, QB play, expansion and more

XFL commissioner Oliver Luck is pleased with the overall state of the XFL through the first three weeks of its existence, but realizes there’s always room for improvement. Luck spoke with Sporting News Thursday in a phone interview and discussed a number of topics in the league. He talked about the TV ratings so far, people who have been critical of the quarterback play, potential expansion in the future and more.

NFL combine Friday preview: Offensive linemen, running backs take the field

Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 INDIANAPOLIS — Friday will be the second day of on-field workouts at the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, after the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends worked out for all 32 teams on Thursday. A look at what

Jerry Jones’ CBA vote complicates Cowboys' plan to keep Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper

INDIANAPOLIS — Jerry Jones grappled with the dilemma. Should he vote in favor of the league’s new collective bargaining agreement? The Dallas Cowboys owner believed that the deal’s parameters, and closing a deal this year rather than next, were in the league’s best interest. Or should Jones vote to best give his Cowboys a competitive advantage? If a new deal didn’t pass, he had an extra trick up his sleeve