NFL combine: Speed, jumping tests

February 27th, 2011
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• NFL teams timed Greg Salas' time in the 40 yard dash between 4.49 seconds and 4.54 seconds during his first — and best — attempt at today's NFL Scouting Combine. There was some drama when NFL.com initially reported that Salas ran "5.0." It turned out that NFL.com had Salas at 4.50, but a statistician mistakenly punched in only the "5" and "0." Salas had a 37-inch vertical jump, 10-foot broad jump, and times of 6.65 seconds in the three-cone drill (seventh best among the receivers),  and 11.21 in the 60-yard shuttle (ninth). He initially had an unofficial time of 4.10 in the 20-yard shuttle, but then was given a slower figure. 

• NFL teams credited Alex Green's 40 time between 4.46 seconds and 4.48 seconds. He ran the three-cone drill in 6.91 seconds (seventh best among running backs), and went 9 feet 6 in the broad jump and 36 inches in the vertical jump. 

• As expected, Kealoha Pilares did not participate in the speed tests at today's NFL Scouting Combine. Pilares was cleared to run a couple of weeks ago after suffering a torn PCL in the Hawaii Bowl.

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Cam Newton ran a 4.58 (unofficial) in the 40 on his first attempt. He originally was timed at 4.60 but then his number was adjusted by .02. He ran a 4.59 on his second attempt. But he had an impressive broad jump of 10-6.

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Happy birthday to Jennifer Kelleher, your typical Irish-Filipina from Waianae who works for a New York newspaper.

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