More than 100 players are scheduled to attend the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine March 22 in Arizona, where free agents hope to catch the attention of the league's 32 teams.
The NFL will conduct its inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, Ariz. Players will be tested and evaluated by experienced NFL scouting personnel. Measurements, combine results, and videos of the workouts will be compiled and shared electronically with all 32 NFL clubs.
Free agents planning to attend range from veteran players who have been starters in the NFL to players who are one year out of college with no regular-season experience.
"Combines have long provided draft eligible players with the forum needed to showcase their skills to NFL teams," says NFL Director of Football Development Matt Birk. "The NFL Veteran Combine will give veteran free agents a similar opportunity to work out in front of club personnel in a streamlined process."
The NFL Veteran Combine will serve to consolidate individual veteran free agent tryouts to one location, streamlining the process for NFL teams and participating players. Invited free agents will have the opportunity to perform position-specific and timed drills in front of scouts from all 32 NFL clubs.
NFL Media will provide fans with coverage of the Veteran Combine across all platforms including NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, and NFL Now. NFL Network will air a one-hour special on the Veteran Combine at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 22. Fans also may get updates from across the NFL's official social media channels. For more information on the Veteran Combine, visit NFL.com.
This event is part of the NFL Combine Series under the NFL Football Development platform.
Position groups will work out at the following times (all times local):
- Offensive linemen: 7:20 a.m.
- Defensive linemen: 8:40 a.m.
- Linebackers: 10 a.m.
- Running backs/fullbacks: 11 a.m.
- Quarterbacks: 11:45 a.m.
- Tight ends: 1:10 p.m.
- Wide receivers: 1:50 p.m.
- Safeties: 2:45 p.m.
- Cornerbacks: 3:30 p.m.
Here's a list of 2015 NFL Veteran Combine participants (subject to change):