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Plenty of teams will call plenty of players in the next couple of days

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The pre-draft whisper mill has reached its annual crescendo, reducing ambitious reporters to chasing and sharing whether certain teams have (drum roll, please) placed telephone calls to certain players.

Here’s the reality.  In the days before the draft, every team will call pretty much every player in the pool of draft picks and potential undrafted free agents.

For scouts, the hay has been crammed into the barn.  And so they’re told to reach out to every player on the board and confirm the player’s phone number on draft day, his agent’s phone number on draft day, the closest airport to the player (if he’ll be one of the picks potentially whisked to town for a press conference), and whether he has suffered any recent injuries (as if any player will voluntarily disclose this).

It’s not news, then, that teams are calling players in the days before the draft.  It would be news only if a team didn’t call a player in the days before the draft.

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4 Responses to “Plenty of teams will call plenty of players in the next couple of days”
  1. blackngold4life says: Apr 24, 2013 12:05 AM

    That’s dumb and shouldn’t be allowed

  2. amplayer21 says: Apr 24, 2013 12:45 AM

    Browns interested in Tebow. got some insider info they want him

  3. rextraordinaire says: Apr 24, 2013 6:45 AM

    If I were a top prospect, I’d tell the Browns, Jets and Jaguars that I recently broke both legs in a car accident when they call

    Crisis averted

  4. mackcarrington says: Apr 24, 2013 2:53 PM

    Nobody is going to be calling anyone on the phone in that picture. Who uses rotary dial phones anymore?

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