The combine came to an end on Tuesday, and while the scouting process will continue over the course of the next two months with private workouts and Pro Days, here’s a quick look back at who helped themselves and who hurt themselves over the six days in Indy.

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Patriots fans can only hope Bill Belichick and friends return from the scouting combine with a long list of defensive back options to sift through over the next couple months.  



Twenty-four hours after the news of Tom Brady’s extension was announced, more contract details are starting to leak out. At this point, here’s what we know, according to multiple reports and different sources:



Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who broke the news about Tom Brady‘s new contract Monday, joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of the deal.

King said he thinks Patriots ownership initiated the discussions.

Receiver Brandon Lloyd might not be retained by the Patriots, who are tired of his “erratic behavior in the locker room and on the practice field,” according to a report from Boston Globe NFL writer Greg Bedard.

Manti Te'o was going to be the center of attention for one reason or another at the NFL scouting combine, but the attention he's getting seems to be a bit off.

Te'o is being praised for how wonderfully he handled his media session and crushed for posting a 4.82 in the 40-yard dash, but his work with the media is being overhyped and his lack of speed is being overblown. 



According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski required surgery last week to address an infection in the left forearm that had already required a pair of surgeries. Schefter noted, however, that Gronkowski’s latest surgery is not expected to impact his availability for the 2013 preseason or regular season.

Once again, Tom Brady has put his money where his mouth is.



According to Peter King of SI.com, Tom Brady and the Patriots have agreed on a three-year extension that will keep the quarterback with the Patriots through the 2017 season, when he’ll be 40 years old.

The new deal will pay Brady $27 million over three years, which is significantly below market value for the two-time NFL MVP. At the same time, it gives the Patriots some financial relief, as the salary cap is expected to remain flat for the next few years.

INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s never easy to predict who the Patriots will target in late April every year, but this time around, the wide-open nature of this year’s draft class makes the task impossible.