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Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos coach John Fox speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos coach John Fox speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

In lieu of a slow news day and in the interests of making Horse Tracks a bit briefer while still getting the most out of it, I thought I would highlight all the news from the NFL Combine and place it in one convenient spot this evening using the same format.So without further ado, let's get to it.

Live from Indianapolis: Combine Day 1
Live updates and more from the media room — a.k.a. a converted club-level lounge — from the Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium:

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2012 Combine Report: Day One
The strange, bustling, somewhat manic town of SuperBowlia has disappeared. - Thursday's Combine notebook
Projections from draft experts have Stanford's Coby Fleener at or near the top of this year's tight-end rankings.

Welcome to the Combine | ProFootballTalk
The VW bus arrived late last night. I’m back in my winter home of Indianapolis until Sunday representing PFT here at the Scouting Combine.

Let’s talk: Combine kicks off with news conferences galore
The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine is underway, with a packed lineup of head coach and general manager press conferences on tap for Thursday.

Notebook: Fox at the Combine
Head Coach John Fox met the media on the first day of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, broaching a variety of topics.

Combine notes: John Fox addresses Tebow, the Quinn controversy, Broncos future | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
ou knew it would happen. Among the many Tim Tebow questions asked of Denver Broncos head coach John Fox at the scouting combine in Thursday,

Cubicle Combine: Me Vs. The 2011 Denver Broncos Draft Class - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
On Saturday, the NFL Combine drills get under way with 300 of the country’s finest prospects tossing on those Under Armour vests, running the 40-yard dash, taking comprehensive physicals, and interviewing with team executives looking to add the critical missing piece to their rosters. If college was crafting the resume, this is the job interview.

Big Ten players and the NFL draft - ESPN Video - ESPN
A look at why the Big Ten has struggled to produce offensive skill players selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

Numbers Never Lie - Can Andrew Luck Save The Colts? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Michael Smith and Jeffri Chadiha debate if Andrew Luck can save the Colts.

Former Alabama RB Trent Richardson will work out for NFL teams March 27, a league source said Thursday

David Molk aiming to break Combine bench press record | ProFootballTalk
Michigan’s David Molk is still recovering from a foot injury that will prevent him from going through most of the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. But he plans to make the most of the one thing he can do. - Allen is one of draft's top pass protectors
Uncle, Shon Williams, played football at Miami (Fla.). Jeff was a four-year varsity starter as an Illinois prep. Enrolled early in January of 2008. Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman that fall, starting the last nine games at right tackle.

Combine notes: Jim Schwartz on Cliff Avril — ‘He’s very important to us’ (video) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The first coach to talk at this year's scouting combine was Detroit Lions head man Jim Schwartz, who's been part of a rather amazing rebuilding effort in the Motor City.

Rich Eisen and Fast Times at the Combine -
The scouting combine, once a relatively poky event on the N.F.L. calendar, has picked up a lot of speed in recent years. - Wise TE Fleener's name has NFL origin
Projections from draft experts have Stanford's Coby Fleener at or near the top of this year's tight-end rankings.

49ers' Jim Harbaugh reflects on Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III -
The San Francisco mentor, who coached the ex-Stanford quarterback and tried to lure the future Heisman Trophy winner to Palo Alto, is all business at the NFL scouting combine. news: Luck remains undecided on throwing during combine workouts
Many believe projected No. 1 pick Andrew Luck won't throw at this week's NFL Scouting Combine, but the quarterback didn't rule out the possibility in an interview with NFL Network on Thursday.

N.F.L. Considers Changes at Scouting Combine -
When the N.F.L. asked fans to write essays explaining why they should be among the 250 people selected to attend the scouting combine for the first time

Combine notes: Ron Rivera reflects on Cam Newton’s rookie season (video) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
It's safe to say that though the Carolina Panthers took Cam Newton with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, they couldn't have expected what Newton did in his rookie season. Blogs " Blog Archive Auburn long snapper Harris stands alone at combine "
The only long snapper invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine this week, Harris has another honorable distinction as the second member of his family to win a national championship with Auburn.

Bears Scouting Combine Report - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss the Bears offense, Matt Forte's contract situation and Gabe Carimi's health from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

PFT Live: Combine is time to answer questions | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio discusses why the Indianapolis Colts are more than likely to draft Andrew Luck and why the Scouting Combine this week makes for the perfect platform to get a deal done.

PFT Live: Talkin’ Scouting Combine with Corey Chavous | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio talks with Corey Chavous of about the upcoming NFL draft.

Combine notes: Whisenhunt foresees ‘open competition’ between QBs Skelton and Kolb | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
It's always an odd situation when a backup plays as well as a starter, especially at the quarterback position, and especially after a team has invested a great deal in the starter without yet getting returns on that investment. That was the case for the Arizona Cardinals in 2011.

Go Broncos!

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