Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadum. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Stephon Tuitt Has Fracture In Foot, Will Not Participate In Combine

Former Notre Dame Defensive Linemen Stephon Tuitt needed a strong combine to solidify his place as a first round selection. However, he will not be participating because of a small fracture in his foot. According to NFL.com, Tuitt will undergo surgery in about a week and should recover in six to eight weeks.

Notre Dame’s pro day is scheduled for March 20th. This injury will put him out of that showing as well. Tuitt would have the option to workout for team’s individually or perform his own pro day type event.

Tuitt checked into the combine at 6’5″ and 304 lbs. This was about 18 lbs. lighter than what he played his Junior year at Notre Dame at.

The NFL.com website claims that Tuitt’s grade is a 6.25, which translates into an instant starter in the NFL. Louis Nix is actually graded lower at a 5.9. On their rubric, this correlates to a player being a possible starter in the NFL.

For anyone who is curious, Aaron Lynch checked in at 6’5″ 249 lbs. His grade was a 5.24, which is an NFL backup or special teams contributor. Clearly, his transfer did not work out well for him.

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