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Jets to host a regional combine in March
The NFL announced Thursday it will conduct 10 Regional Combines and the 2013 Super Regional Combine beginning in January.
The Jets will host players on March 2 and 3 at their Florham Park-based Atlantic Health training facility.
The regional combines will serve as “a supplement to the NFL’s National Scouting Combine and provide an opportunity for players to display their skills before
veteran NFL talent evaluators,” according to a press release.
The regional sessions are specifically for:
• Players eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft but not attending the National Scouting Combine
• Players with college playing experience who want to gauge their pro potential
• Players with some pro playing experience but who have been out of the game for a period of time
According to NFL.com, 14 players who attended an NFL Regional Combine and/or the NFL Super Regional Combine last year held 53-man roster positions while an additional 14 served on clubs' practice squads. At least one player from seven of the eight 2012 NFL Regional Combines opened the season with an NFL team.
Here is the full schedule for the 2013 regional combines:
January 24-25 - Honolulu University of Hawaii
February 9-10 - Los Angeles Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium
February 16 - Houston Methodist Training Center
February 17 - Cleveland Cleveland Browns Training Facility
March 2-3 New York/New Jersey Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility
March 9 - Tampa Bay One Buccaneer Place
March 10 - Chicago Walter Payton Center
March 16-17 - Atlanta Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
March 23-24 - Seattle Virginia Mason Athletic Center
March 23-24 - Baltimore Under Armour Performance Center
April 7-8* Dallas Cowboys Stadium
(*2013 Super Regional Combine -- by invitation only)