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PAT from 43 an 'interesting concept' for Tom Coughlin

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin likes his extra points like just about everything else in his life: Old-fashioned.

That’s why the Giants coach voiced concern about proposed changes to the rules that would move the line of scrimmage on PATs to the 25. That rule was tabled at the NFL owners' meetings this week, but Coughlin spoke against the idea at the NFC coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday morning.

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Giants took unique approach with Dominique Rodgers-Cromarite

Denver Broncos' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie answers questions during Super

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Teams will often woo a free agent by telling him how great he is, how impressed they are by his skills, and what wonderful talent he has. When it came to landing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants did just the opposite.

"We have a young man who really wants to be coached,” Tom Coughlin said of the team’s pitch to Rodgers-Cromartie which included a presentation...

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What can David Wilson give the Giants this season?

David Wilson looks on from the bench during

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin is expecting David Wilson to be on the field for the Giants in 2014. He’s just not sure how much the third-year running back will be able to handle coming off neck surgery.

"I’m planning that he’s there,” Coughlin said at the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the NFL owners' meetings on Wednesday morning. “Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent...

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Coughlin says John Jerry was 'authentic'

Miami Dolphins offensive guard John Jerry looks up

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason for the Giants and it may not have much of an impact when they get back on the field, but the addition of offensive lineman John Jerry has certainly drawn the most reaction here at the NFL’s annual meetings.

That’s because Jerry was one of three players named in the Wells Report which detailed the culture of bullying and harassment...

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NFLers, former NFLers react to Ralph Wilson's death on Twitter

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a

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The NFL suffered a big loss Tuesday when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, died. The founder of the Bills was a key player in merging the AFL and NFL.

Current and former NFL players took to Twitter to show their remorse.

Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ralph C. Wilson who passed today. ..#GreatOwner #Fatherfigure #AFLVSNFL...

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Bill Belichick, rules changes and a bake sale!

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- We all know how much Bill Belichick loves using cameras on the football field. Now he’s imploring the NFL to add more of them. And he has figured out a way to pay for them, too!

Belichick is behind a proposal at this week's NFL Annual Meetings that would place cameras on all six boundary lines on the field: the two sidelines, the two goal lines, and the two end lines. One...

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Dunks worth two in hoops, loss of yards in NFL

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham spikes the ball

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ORLANDO, Fla. — If you want to see a slam dunk, from now on you’ll have to stick to watching basketball.

Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, told the "Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday that dunking on the crossbar after a touchdown will now draw a penalty.

In recent years, the cross-bar shaking dunks of players such as Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzlaez and even Jason Pierre-Paul...

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Video: Johnny Manziel dunks basketball

Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies waits

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Call him Johnny Basketball.

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, a likely top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, showed that he can do more than play quarterback --he can also throw down a copule of one-handed jams.

Manziel posted an Instagram video to his account on Monday of him dunking a basketball several times through a net.

Manziel's been knocked for his lack of height (he...

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Troy Vincent, Dave Gardi named to NFL posts

Former NFL player Troy Vincent speaks at a

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Former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent has been named NFL executive vice president of football operations, taking over an important post from Ray Anderson. In addition, Dave Gardi, currently the NFL's vice president of labor relations and football administration, has been given the newly created position of senior vice president of football operations.Gardi is the son of the late Joe Gardi, a former...

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NFL rules changes to be proposed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is shown before Super

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NFL owners will mull a series of rules proposals when they meet next week in Orlando, including a potentially significant tweak to the replay review system, longer extra-point tries, and moving kickoffs to the 40-yard line.

One proposal that will most likely not be made is expanding the current playoff field from 12 teams to 14. While the league’s competition committee supports two more wild...

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