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Drake name drops Johnny Manziel on new song 'Draft Day'

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake

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“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.

Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...

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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.

“I...

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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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Report: Vince Wilfork wants out

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork walks

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Patriots fans were delighted at the news that the team signed cornerback Darrelle Revis last night. But that euphoria might be tempered somewhat by the fact that another key member of the team, veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, apparently wants out of New England. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork has asked the team to be released, citing Wilfork's unwillingness to...

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Flurry of action on eve of NFL free agency

Santonio Holmes reportedly a Lisfranc fracture of his

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Unrestricted free agency doesn't begin until 4 p.m. eastern on Tuesday, but already there has been a dizzying series of events in anticipation of the time when teams can begin to pick and choose players on the open market. 

The biggies of the day: 

* Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has decided to remain with the team rather than take more money elsewhere. The Bears were...

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