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College Football Notebook: Jaguars, all other NFL teams check out slimmed-down Louis Nix

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 9:23pm  |  Updated: March 20, 2014 - 9:37pm
Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix runs through a drill during Notre Dame's Pro Day for NFL football scouts on March 20 in South Bend, Ind.  Jay Raymond/Associated Press
Jay Raymond/Associated Press
Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix runs through a drill during Notre Dame's Pro Day for NFL football scouts on March 20 in South Bend, Ind.

Nose guard Louis Nix III wanted to make sure NFL scouts got a good look at his slimmed-down physique at Notre Dame’s pro day Thursday, even taking off his T-shirt to run the 40.

“I hope they liked my thighs and my footwork and my hips,” said the former Raines High player. “Because I’ve been working on them and trying to get them flexible and be able to move around.”

The 6-foot-3 Nix said his weight is down to 331, nearly 20 pounds under his playing weight and 40 pounds below what he weighed when he arrived on campus. He said it’s the lightest he’s been since 11th grade in Jacksonville. He also said the torn meniscus in his left knee that ended his collegiate career with two games left is healed.

“It’s feeling great. It doesn’t feel like I got hurt,” he said.

Representatives from all 32 teams watched the 16-player workout, including Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.

Sam improves numbers

Scouts from every NFL team, fans and media packed Missouri’s training facilities Thursday to watch former Tigers defensive end Michael Sam and 14 of his former teammates at the school’s annual pro day.

Sam made headlines recently by disclosing he is gay. At the workouts, he lifted 225 pounds 19 times, ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial 4.69 seconds and jumped 30 inches, all improvements from his statistics at the NFL combine last month.

Elsewhere

Doctors expect Indiana WR Isaac Griffith to make a full recovery from a near downing along Florida’s Gulf Coast, a Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said. Griffith was brought out of heavy sedation and was awake, breathing on his own and responding to others. A friend rescued the 19-year-old Griffith after he was caught in a rip current Monday at Siesta Beach. … NFL prospect and former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with assault and battery, stemming from a confrontation with two Ohio State fans on Dec. 1 after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines. … North Texas coach Dan McCarney has signed a new five-year contract worth at least $3.6 million.

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saltmarsh cracker
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saltmarsh cracker 03/21/14 - 10:34 am
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drown not down...

drown not down...

Jag Cynic DeVille
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Jag Cynic DeVille 03/21/14 - 07:22 am
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Gus has his side of the ball

Gus has his side of the ball covered with over 50 defensive players expected in camp. Certainly we will get somebody on the other side of the ball, even if they only play for 18 minutes a game.

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