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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Manti Te’o news conference will be regarded as the media highlight of this NFL scouting combine. The overall review is that he handled himself well and helped defuse the fake dead girlfriend story more than he had previously. From anUpvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Updated Feb 23, 2013Manti Te'o used his session with the media wisely and basically changed the narrative of a story that has no precedent when it comes to a prospective NFL player, writes Don Banks.Upvote Share Tweet
On the Titans, top guards and the 10th pickINDIANAPOLIS -- Since the turn of the century, the NFL hasn’t seen a guard drafted higher than 17th. The buzz at this year’s NFL scouting combine is that two prospects -- Chance Warmack from Alabama and Jonathan Cooper from North Carolina -- are bothUpvote Share Tweet
Is this the year Texans swing big at WR?INDIANAPOLIS -- Last year they took a shot, drafting wide receivers in the third and fourth round. The Texans still have high hopes for DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin, though Posey’s recovering from a ruptured Achilles suffered in the playoff loss in NUpvote Share Tweet
Bradley sees good in Gabbert (and Jags)INDIANAPOLIS -- The super-enthusiastic Gus Bradley has spent a lot of time assessing players on the Jaguars roster recently. Jacksonville’s new coach delivers a standard message about building around what players can do. But Saturday at the NFL scoutingUpvote Share Tweet
Ryan Grigson loves some combine slipsINDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Grigson doesn’t come to the NFL combine rooting against anyone. But he sort of does. In 2012 as a first year GM, he wasn’t upset when a couple players he already really liked -- tight end Dwayne Allen and running back Vick BallardUpvote Share Tweet
RTC: Where does Barwin rank for Texans?Reading the coverage… Houston Texans Bum Phillips is having some health issues, but in his traditional style he told Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle he’s not dying yet. The Texans' draft plans depend on what happens during free agency, says JoUpvote Share Tweet
AFC South Injury UpdateFeb 23Paul Kuharsky gets the latest from Stephania Bell about the Colts' Josh Chapman, the Titans' Kenny Britt and the Texans' Brian Cushing
Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conferenceFeb 23INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and moreFeb 23While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton
2013 NFL combine -- Te'o's answers incompleteFeb 23Manti Te'o's much-anticipated news conference at the NFL combine did little to ramp down the fake girlfriend controversy.