NFL Combine - Day 1: Coaches, GMs face media as players arrive in Indy

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Throughout the combine, theScore is bringing you all the results, reaction, and breaking stories as they happen.

What: 2016 NFL Scouting Combine
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
When: Feb. 24-29
TV: NFL Network beginning Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET
Streaming: Watch here beginning Friday at 9 a.m. ET


  • Day 1: Players arrive, media interviews
  • Day 2: Players arrive, media interviews
  • Day 3: RB, OL, ST workouts
  • Day 4: QB, WR, TE workouts
  • Day 5: DL, LB workouts
  • Day 6: DB workouts

Day 1

Player introductions

On-field workouts don't begin until Friday, but players have already started arriving in Indianapolis.

The first group of players, comprised of running backs, offensive linemen, and special teamers, is scheduled to undergo physical examinations and be available to the media Wednesday.

Henry tips scales at 247 pounds

The heaviest running back at weigh-ins Tuesday? Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. The Alabama runner weighed in at 247 pounds, five pounds heavier than his listed weight in college.

Cue the Eddie Lacy comparisons, whether or not they're fair.

Coaches, GMs speak out

Head coaches and personnel executives from around the NFL will meet with the media all day Wednesday, which is virtually guaranteed to generate headlines.

No need to hurry for Manning

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters there is no need for Peyton Manning to rush his decision on retirement.

Kubiak added the Broncos are eager to re-sign Brock Osweiler, whom Kubiak called "special."

Bears negotiating aggressively with Jeffery

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace told reporters his team is hard at work on a contract extension for impending free-agent wideout Alshon Jeffery, adding that the franchise tag is in play.

Kaepernick staying put

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he "absolutely" expects Colin Kaepernick to remain on the roster through April 1, when his 2016 base salary of $11.9 million becomes fully guaranteed.

That doesn't guarantee Kaepernick the starting quarterback job, though. Baalke said he'll be competing with Blaine Gabbert.

Browns to decide Manziel's future soon

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made a strong statement about Johnny Manziel, saying his behavior "will not be tolerated ... and our organization is going to take a stand."

Jackson also guaranteed that the Browns will leave the draft with a quarterback, all but sealing Manziel's fate.

Rams moving forward with Keenum, Foles

The Los Angeles Rams will have a familiar face under center in Week 1 if head coach Jeff Fisher is to be believed. Fisher told ESPN that Case Keenum is still the team's starter and Nick Foles will have a chance to compete for the job.

The Rams have been rumored to be interested in making a big splash at quarterback for their first season back on the West Coast.