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In this photo: OL Matt Kalil running his stunning 4.49sec 40 yard dash

Day four of the NFL Scouting Combine is complete.  Here are your five fastest 40 yard dash times for tight ends and offensive linemen so far.

Tight Ends:

James Hanna (Oklahoma): 4.49

Ladarius Gree (Louisiana-Lafayette): 4.53

Evan Rodriguez (Temple): 4.58

Michael Egnew (Missouri): 4.62

Drake Dunsmore (Northwestern): 4.64

Offensive Linemen:

Donald Stephenson (Oklahoma): 4.94

Matt Kalil (USC): 4.99

Adam Gettis (Iowa): 5.00

Desmond Wynn (Rutgers): 5.05

Tom Compton (South Dakota): 5.11

See all of the day’s results at ESPN:


In an interview on the Norris & Davis show this morning on Baltimore sports radio station 105.7 The Fan, Ravens president Dick Cass revealed some very interesting information about the new NFL collective bargaining agreement.

The first detail of interest is that true, full team practices will not be possible for any team until August 4th, due to picayune details regarding rookies and restricted free agents.  The much more interesting information revealed in the interview, however, has to do with the new minimum salary cap restrictions.



With the NFL lockout only coming to a maybe, sort of, in principal, theoretical end, players are starting to get anxious and, quite likely, flat out bored.  Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman and Bengals wideout and camera lover extraordinaire Chad Ochocinco are no exception.  In a recent feud on twitter, it seems the two have decided that the lockout has provided them with a propitious opportunity to square off mano y mano.  The feud even attracted the attention of UFC founder and CEO Dana White, who tweeted “@ochocinco @shawnemerriman I’m in!  please put this on enough is enough.”  Well, if it’s good enough for Dana White…