More on Jameis Winston’s shoulder: 1 doc noticed weakness near the nerve. He checked out fine at the hospital. This is common for pitchers— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 20, 2015
Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is undergoing tests on his throwing shoulder at the NFL scouting combine, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Winston showed weakness in that shoulder "that often can be caused by a nerve problem and can be treated through therapy, if necessary."
Winston had been working out with Whitfield Jr. prior to the draft and he told reporters at the combine that he had no problems during his workouts. "This is a surprise," Whitfield told Rick Stroud. "He pitches all his life and never had any issues. He never had any surgeries. It's probably some observation. He threw at the University of Michigan."
Of all the things that could throw a wrench in the works for Winston, a shoulder injury is not one we'd expected. He's not alone, though: Marcus Mariota sprained an AC joint in his shoulder which limited him in workouts earlier this year, although he has reportedly recovered from that injury and will throw on Saturday.
It's not clear at this point whether this injury would be serious and a long-term issue, or just a short-term development. We'll have to wait and see whether anything leaks -- and if anything does leak, note that leaking medical information is a crime. So that's interesting.