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This Sunday we'll see the first ever veterans combine, an event that will give players a chance to catch the attention of scouts and land themselves a roster spot for camp.

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The NFL Scouting Combine for draft eligible college players has grown into one of the marquee events of the football calendar. These college prospects are afforded the luxury of having an event to showcase their skills to host of teams in the hope that one of them will make the decision to draft them.

Every single year we see roster cuts, and there are so many that it's natural for some prospects to just fall through the cracks. They are released from one team and their phone goes quiet. They don't play for a year and then all of a sudden you never hear from them again.

So when I heard of the NFL veterans combine, I thought it was a great idea. Give players the chance to compete, a chance to catch the attention of NFL teams, and give NFL teams a better chance to evaluate prospects and build better rosters.

For the 2015 event, only 100 players will have the chance to impress scouts. 2,000 former players applied for the event but for the first year, the NFL had to keep it at a manageable number. If the event is a success, then I imagine we will gradually see it grow and in 10 years time, it could be as big as the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

So who are the players working out on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona?

Michael Sam and Michael Bush are just two of the names that everyone will recognise, but if you want the full list, here it is right here:

Armstrong, Matt
C
Grand Valley State
Carter,Sherman
C
Tennessee State
Foster, Jason
C
Rhode Island
Golic, Mike
C
Notre Dame
Pocic, Graham
C
Southern Methodist
Carter,Sherman
C
Illinois
Van Roten, Greg
C
Pennsylvania
Berry, Aaron
CB
Pittsburgh
Burton, Brandon
CB
Utah
Carr, Deveron
CB
Arizona State
Edwards, Kip
CB
Missouri
Lee, Saeed
CB
Alabama State
Love, Jordan
CB
Towson
Lyn, Keon
CB
Syracuse
Patrick, Johnny
CB
Louisville
Posey, Julian
CB
Ohio
Reid, Greg
CB
Valdosta State
Sullen, Jordan
CB
Tulane
White, Ryan
CB
Auburn
Anderson, Jamaal
DE
Arkansas
Brown, Sammy
DE
Houston
Carriker, Adam
DE
Nebraska
Cox, Rakim
DE
Villanova
Paulhill, Shahid
DE
Temple
Roh, Craig
DE
Michigan
Sam, Michael
DE
Missouri
Black, Larry
DT
Indiana
Collins, Nate
DT
Virginia
Forston, Marcus
DT
Miami
Harris, DaJohn
DT
Southern California
Jerideau, Byron
DT
South Carolina
Minter, Zach
DT
Montana State
Thompson, Everrette
DT
Washington
Troup, Torell
DT
Central Florida
Moore, Dan
FB
Montana
Pryor, Lonnie
FB
Florida State
Unga, Harvey
FB
Brigham Young
Dominguez, Ray
G
Arkansas
Goodin, Stephen
G
Nebraska-Kearney
Huey, Michael
G
Texas
Morris, Darius
G
Temple
Wells, Justin
G
St. Augustine's
White, Ian
G
Boston College
Baker, Chris
LB
East Carolina
Copeland, Brandon
LB
Pennsylvania
Devitto, Steele
LB
Boston College
Doughty, Jake
LB
Utah State
Dowtin, Marcus
LB
North Alabama
Drakeford, Darin
LB
Maryland
Fox, Dan
LB
Notre Dame
Glaud, Ka'Lial
LB
Rutgers
Keiser, Thomas
LB
Stanford
Kimbrough, Jeremy
LB
Appalachian State
Lutrus, Scott
LB
Connecticut
Rolle, Brian
LB
Ohio State
So'oto, Vic
LB
Brigham Young
Steward, Phillip
LB
Houston
Miller, Jordan
NT
Southern U.
Johnson, Jerrod
QB
Texas A&M
Kafka, Mike
QB
Northwestern
Kay, Brendon
QB
Cincinnati
Price, Keith
QB
Washington
Robinson, Zac
QB
Oklahoma State
Thomas, Darron
QB
Oregon
Wilson, Tyler
QB
Arkansas
Bush, Michael
RB
Louisville
Hampton, Jewel
RB
Southern Illinois
Hines, Quentin
RB
Akron
Jones, Felix
RB
Arkansas
LeShoure, Mikel
RB
Illinois
Scott, Da'Rel
RB
Maryland
Wood, Cierre
RB
Notre Dame
Mcmillian, Jerron
S
Maine
Mitchell, Charles
S
Mississippi State
Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi
S
Indiana, Pa.
Sebetic, Kyle
S
Dayton
Silva, Mana
S
Hawaii
Starling, Jawanza
S
Southern California
Young, Joe
S
Rutgers
Aladenoye, Josh
T
Illinois State
Breckner, Jack
T
Gustavus Adolphus
Foketi, Manase
T
West Texas A&M
Harris, Randall
T
Towson
Childers, Jamie
TE
Coastal Carolina
Momah, Ifeanyi
TE
Boston College
Ogbuehi, Emmanuel
TE
Georgia State
Veldman, Matt
TE
North Dakota State
Walker, Dallas
TE
Western Michigan
Waters, Eric
TE
Missouri
Adams, Joe
WR
Arkansas
Anderson, Joe
WR
Texas Southern
Gadsden, Ben
WR
Miami
Jean, Lestar
WR
Florida Atlantic
Johnson, Darius
WR
Southern Methodist
Kurihara, Tukashi
WR
No College
Mayo, Thomas
WR
California, Pa.
Mitchell, Carlton
WR
South Florida
Slaughter, Nathan
WR
West Texas A&M
Steelman, Trent
WR
Army
Williams, LaQuan
WR
Maryland