Per a source with knowledge of the situation, USC quarterback Matt Barkley has informed all NFL General Managers, trainers, and directors of college scouting in writing that he will not be throwing at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The letter explains that it’s a medical decision, based on the Grade 3 shoulder separation Barkley suffered during the 2012 college football season.
The situation has created some confusion because Barkley strongly suggested last week that he would throw at the Scouting Combine. Over the weekend, doctors advised him to wait until his March 27 Pro Day workout to throw for scouts.
As a practical matter, it puts all of Barkley’s eggs in his Pro Day basket.