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February 24, 2008
Silva checks in
East Providence native Jamie Silva just made his media debut here at the Combine, his shoulder-length dirty-blonde hair held back with a thin elastic headband, and wearing the week's uniform -- a dark gray sweatshirt with his critical information on it: DB40 on the front and "Silva 40" on the back. The numbers are assigned alphabetically, so Silva comes 40th on the list of 57 defensive backs at the Combine.
Silva came into the media room just before 12:30 p.m., and his day was already nearly eight hours old -- he woke up at 4:45 a.m. to begin his testing, which started with a urine test, and then included dozens of medical tests and then his measurements. Teams measure every conceivable thing, from height to body fat and weight to hands, thighs and arms.
Still left today are meetings with teams, a dinner with the other members of Group 11, the final testing group of the Combine. Silva and the other members of Group 11, including Kansas star Aqib Talib and I-AA standout Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (cousin of San Diego Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie), won't go through their on-field testing until Tuesday, but we'll be checking in with him for the next few days to give you a better idea of what it's like to go through this four-day job interview through Silva's eyes.
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