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Saunders back in the Combine

Posted on: February 15, 2011 5:44 pm
The National Football Scouting Service has included former South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders on their official invitation list:

The NFL ruled Saunders is now eligible for the 2011 draft despite failing to hand in the paperwork to declare as an early entry. His dismissal from USC gave him additional eligibility, so he could have transferred to a lower-division school in 2010 or 2011.

But the league heard and approved Saunders' appeal to allow him into this draft, so now he has re-gained the invitation he originally accepted before the ruling.

If Saunders performs well at the Combine, which he should if he has been training to enhance his natural athleticism in recent weeks, teams may take a chance on his talents late in the draft.

--Contributed by Senior Analyst Chad Reuter
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