Thursday, February 25, 2010
Combine Wrap: Thursday
By Kevin Seifert
While you might have guessed that I'm not at the scouting combine, I'll still do my best to link you to the major happenings and interviews throughout the event.
- Minnesota vice president Rick Spielman indicated he has no idea whether quarterback Brett Favre will return in 2010. Spielman wouldn't entertain questions about the Vikings' quarterback plan in the interim. "I don't want to get into what we're committed to and what we're not committed to because I think this time of year everything is in flux," Spielman said. Everything is etched in oatmeal."
- Spielman also wouldn't address the Vikings' potential interest in free agent running backs LaDainian Tomlinson or Brian Westbrook, but confirmed there will be discussions this week with the agent for tailback Chester Taylor. "We plan on talking to Chester's guy and seeing where he's at and then we'll just go on from there," Spielman said.
- Detroit coach Jim Schwartz downplayed the possibility of either starting tackle, Jeff Backus or Gosder Cherilus, moving to guard in 2010. Schwartz believes Backus had a Pro Bowl-caliber year last season.
- Lions tailback Kevin Smith has decided not to undergo surgery to tighten his shoulder capsule, Schwartz told Detroit-area reporters at the combine.