The NFL combine is an event where college players try to elevate their draft stock by performing well in position drills. Even special teams players like kickers and punters partake in drills.
However, specialists do not participate in every drill like players in other position groups do. For example, none of the kickers or punters this year attempted the bench press. So far, a few of them have run the 40-yard dash, however.
It’s the fourth year in a row the cap has gone up by at least $10 million, rising from $155 million last season. This means teams will have even more money to spend in free agency and throughout the off-season.
Since 2012, the cap has increased by $47 million, which is staggering to think about. What’s even more incredible is that the salary cap in 1994 — the first year it was instituted — was $34.6 million.
This just goes to show how much money the league has made over the years while showing no signs of slowing down.
The Hard Count team dive into exactly what happened in the Atlanta Falcons’ historic collapse against New England in Super Bowl LI, Lady Gaga’s halftime show and Eugenie Bouchard’s unfortunate bet!
Damian Lillard had 33 points, including a key 3-pointer with just under three minutes to go, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 114-109 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 45 points on 12-of-36 shooting for the Thunder, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Oklahoma City newcomer Taj Gibson added 15 points, including a high-arching buzzer-beater from 61 feet away to put the Thunder up 60-57 at halftime.
Alex Abrines’ 3-pointer put the Thunder in front 97-89 with 7:48 left for their biggest lead of the game. But Al-Farouq Aminu made a layup that tied it at 101 with 3:43 left. He missed the free throw, but Jusuf Nurkic got the tip-in to give Portland the lead.