NFL shelves the veteran combine

AP

Last year, more than 2,000 players applied to work out at the first-ever veteran combine. But the talent pool was shallow: The NFL chose just 105 of them to work out at the veteran combine, and only two of those made it onto a Week One roster.

This year, the NFL has decided to call the whole thing off.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT the league shelved the veteran combine this year after evaluating whether the clubs were interested. The level of interest wasn’t sufficient to warrant the event.

Veteran players who aren’t under contract are free to work out for teams at any time, so there’s not much of a reason to have the veteran combine. Don’t expect to see the NFL bring the veteran combine back.