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Johnny Manziel is fast

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the 40-yard

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INDIANAPOLIS - We all know Johnny Manziel has got some quicks. Apparently, he's got some really, really good quicks. 

The Texas A & M quarterback ran an official 4.68 in the 40-yard dash today. That's just .13 slower than Russell Wilson ran two years ago. 

Manziel's time was second-fastest among QBs. Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas ran a 4.61.

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NFL Combine 2014: Day 3 risers and fallers

Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio runs a drill

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The first day of on-field workouts at the 2014 NFL Combine (and the third day of the event) is in the books. Tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams got their moment in the spotlight Saturday, so let's see which players helped their cause and which ones didn't do so hot:

RISER: A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State

Leonard had the fastest 40-yard dash time of any tight end, clocking...

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Cardinals' Bruce Arians tries new tricks with older WRs

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald reacts to

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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who has one of the greatest offensive minds you'll come across, is a master at helping his players achieve maximum effectiveness. Case in point: When he has a big-time receiver approaching age 30, he'll change things up by lining him up in different spots.

Why 30?

"Because guys lose a step at age 30," he said. "It's just natural. As hard as they...

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Is time right to expand NFL playoffs?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer scrambles against the

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The time might be right for adding two more playoff teams in the NFL.

Though the league has toyed with the idea in recent years but never acted on it, there appears to be increasing momentum for adding two more playoff teams.

NFL president Mark Murphy, a member of the league's influential competition committee, said his group discussed adding one wild-card team for each conference. The...

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2014 NFL draft order

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals looks

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The NFL season is over, which means one thing: it's NFL draft time.

The order for picks 1-20 is decided by regular-season standings. The order for the final 12 picks will be decided by the playoffs--picks 21-24 go to wild-card round losers, picks 25-28 to divisional round losers, picks 29 and 30 to conference championship losers, the 31st pick to the Super Bowl loser and the 32nd pick to the...

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NFL Combine schedule 2014

Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs a

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The NFL Combine is back at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for 2014. Below is the full schedule of events:

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Tight ends/offensive linemen/special teams report and undergo medical pre-exam and X-rays, have orientation, interview with teams

Thursday, Feb. 20

Tight ends/offensive linemen/special teams undergo measurements and medical exams, meet with media,...

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Michael Sam scouting report

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to

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Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made waves on Sunday night when he announced that he’s gay. Since then, there’s been a whirlwind of scrutiny, mostly relating to whether or not the NFL is ready for a gay player.

Before any of that happens, though, Sam needs to be drafted. He had a very productive career with the Tigers, capping it off in 2013 by racking up 11 1/2 sacks, winning SEC Defensive...

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Ronnie Lott wanted to play with Jets to play for Pete Carroll

Ronnie Lott watches training camp on Tuesday in

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Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is not remembered for his two seasons with the Jets.

But he remembers them fondly because of one of the men who coached him there -- Pete Carroll, now coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

"My time with the Jets were -- we had a great time," Lott told Newsday on Super Bowl radio row on Friday. "I had a great time because I was with Pete Carroll."

Lott, best known...

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Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond agrees with Belichick on Welker's hit on Talib

The Seattle Seahawks' Byron Maxwell, right, smiles as

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Renton WA – Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond said he and his teammates are ready for the kind of plays that Bill Belichick this week called “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.” And he said that the perpetrator of that play, Wes Welker, gets away with it because of his stature in the league.

It was a play in which Broncos wide receiver Welker came across the field and hit Patriots cornerback...

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Should the PAT kick be eliminated?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick recently floated the idea of eliminating extra points because kickers almost never miss them (there were only five missed PATs in the entire 2013 season). Well, it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is open to at least considering the idea, and told NFL Network’s Rich Eisen that one proposal could draw some attention from league owners.

Here’s how it would...

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