Peppers said he had done most of his pre-combine work as if he would test with the defensive backs.

He lined up at receiver and running back as well as all over the defense and joked Saturday if he was a full-time player on offense heading into this draft he would “be an elite prospect.”

But he made it clear in Indianapolis he believes he’s a safety moving forward, mentioning Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas several times this week when asked for a comparison.

“Free or strong. I’m very fast, I’m stronger than the typical DB, tougher than the typical DB, since I played linebacker in the Big Ten at 200 pounds,” Peppers said. “So that’s anywhere from nickel, I can play some corner still. So we’ll see. It’s gonna be a fun process.”

Peppers did have to convince the powers-that-be at the combine to allow him to do position drills with the defensive backs Monday after doing the full slate of on-field work with the linebackers Sunday afternoon.

Peppers said he had done most of his pre-combine work as if he would test with the defensive backs.

Foster got into a heated altercation with a hospital worker on Friday, multiple sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and he was sent home prior to team interviews Friday night and testing Saturday.

A league source said there was a “miscommunication” that allowed the argument between Foster and a hospital worker to escalate.

Foster had been waiting for an extended period of time for what the NFL calls his “pre-exam” when he grew increasingly impatient and began questioning a hospital worker.

The hospital worker did not take kindly to Foster’s words, and eventually the two were face-to-face in a heated exchange.14