Daily Archives: February 29, 2024

49ers have formal meeting with Kentucky DB Phillips at combine

[ad_1] 49ers have formal meeting with Kentucky DB Phillips at combine originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area INDIANAPOLIS — After experiencing a season-long need at nickel back in 2023, the 49ers can be expected to address that spot in the upcoming NFL Draft. The 49ers are looking to find someone who can cover the slot, and they have their …

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Oregon State Beavers football announce official 2024 schedule: What to know

[ad_1] Oregon State announced its official 2024 football schedule Thursday, which includes home and away dates with Mountain West opponents along with its nonconference schedule. The Beavers previously announced a scheduling agreement with the Mountain West to fill out its schedule, operating as a quasi-independent next season after the collapse of the Pac-12 left just Oregon State and Washington State. …

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Senators lose Josh Norris for ‘extended period’ due to injury

[ad_1] Feb 29, 2024, 05:53 PM ET Ottawa Senators center Josh Norris will be sidelined “an extended period of time” with an upper-body injury, interim coach Jacques Martin said Thursday. Norris collided with Nashville forward Cole Smith in the second period of Ottawa’s 4-1 loss to the host Predators on Tuesday. “What happened with Josh I’m hoping and praying it’s …

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Purdy’s scouting combine evaluation recalled by ex-49ers exec Peters

[ad_1] Purdy’s scouting combine evaluation recalled by ex-49ers exec Peters originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area INDIANAPOLIS — Two years ago, new Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters was at the NFL Scouting Combine evaluating an unknown quarterback named Brock Purdy. The former 49ers executive recalled what he saw from the young quarterback that indicated he had a chance …

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New Pac-12 commissioner ‘adaptable’ on College Football Playoff expansion but pushes for ‘reasonable access’

[ad_1] New Pac-12 commissioner Teresa Gould faces an uphill climb. With the Pac-12 fighting for survival and moving on from ex-commissioner George Kliavkoff, the College Football Playoff reworked its format from a “6+6” model to a “5+7” model that takes away one automatic bid from the 12-team field for an extra at-large spot. That puts Oregon State and Washington State, …

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Colts’ Michael Pittman Jr. to return in 2024, but they still need WR help

[ad_1] Ben Arthur AFC South Reporter Michael Pittman Jr. will be a Colt in 2024.  That’s what general manager Chris Ballard told Indianapolis media in a scrum Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, minutes after his podium session.  Whether that’s via the franchise tag or an extension remains to be seen. But Ballard said definitely that the receiver isn’t going …

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Four-star Peach State EDGE planning return visit to the Swamp

[ad_1] Florida continues to pursue one of the top edge rushers in the recruiting class of 2025, Isaiah Gibson out of Warner Robins, Georgia. According to Gators Online, Gibson could visit the University of Florida on both unofficial and official visits over the coming months. “I don’t have anything set in stone, but I plan on getting down there 100 …

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NFL testing high-tech optical tracking to measure first downs

[ad_1] The NFL’s use of the decidedly low-tech 10-yard chain to measure first downs could be replaced by high-tech optical tracking. The league today revealed that a system to measure first downs electronically has been tested, and that the owners will be presented with information about how the tests went as the NFL considers the possibility of using the tracking …

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