Phil Simms sounds off on Manziel, Bridgewater and Bortles

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Phil Simms isn’t a big fan of Johnny Manziel.

Or Blake Bortles.

Or even Teddy Bridgewater.

In fact, the former Giants quarterback-turned-CBS-analyst believes that if Geno Smith was in this year’s draft, he’d be the best of the bunch.

Not kidding. 

“If you’re the New York Jets you’ve got to sit there and go, ‘Wow, good thing we made a move last year and we didn’t...

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Blake Bortles says NFL teams asked about his girlfriend

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles puts on his

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Blake Bortles is one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft, but it's his girlfriend that's getting a lot of buzz.

The former UCF quarterback, who is a projected top-five pick in May's NFL draft, said on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday that NFL teams asked him about his girlfriend, Lindsey Dukes, during interviews at the NFL Combine last weekend.

"It was just kind of some awkward...

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Arizona Super Bowl won't be moved

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters outside

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday night that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062, a bill that opponents believed would have allowed businesses the right to refuse service to anyone based on the business owner's religious beliefs without fear of lawsuits and potentially lead to widespread discimination against the gay and lesbian community. 

As a result of Brewer's decision, the...

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Will NFL move Super Bowl XLIX?

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The NFL is keeping a close eye on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has until Saturday to veto, ignore or sign SB 1062, a bill that would allow businesses in the state to use religious beliefs as a way to refuse serving gay patrons. Why does the NFL have an interest in the bill? Because Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled to be played in Arizona next year, and passage of the bill might prompt the league to...

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NFL Combine Day 6: Risers and fallers

Texas Christian defensive back Jason Verrett warms up

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The 2014 NFL Combine wrapped up Tuesday as defensive backs took the field for workouts. Let's see who wowed during workouts and who left more questions to be answered.

RISER: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Verrett posted a 4.38 40-yard dash, which was second-best among all defensive backs and just .01 second behind Justin Gilbert's top time of 4.37. Verrett also ran a 6.69 three-cone drill (fourth-best...

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Could Darrelle Revis be traded . . . again?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on

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The Jets traded Darrelle Revis to the Bucs last year in exchange for a first-round pick in 2013 and a conditional fourth-rounder this year. Now it appears Revis could be on the move yet again. 

Per Jason La Canfora of CBSSports, some teams believe the Bucs may part ways with Revis, who last year signed a six-year, $96 million deal that pays him $16 million annually. 

Revis...

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NFL Combine 2014: Day 5 risers and fallers

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs a drill

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Defensive linemen and linebackers worked out on the Lucas Oil Stadium field Monday on the fifth day of the NFL Combine. So who did well, and who struggled? Here are the day's risers and fallers:

RISER: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

Donald posted impressive measurables on Monday. His 4.68 40 was fifth-fastest among defensive linemen, and his 7.11 three-cone drill was fourth-fastest. He...

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RB prospect leaves Combine on God's orders

San Diego State running back Adam Muema runs

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I left Indianapolis today because my work at the Combine was done. Some others had different reasons for splitting.

San Diego State running back Adam Muema left the NFL Scouting Combine without working out, citing religious reasons. And it had nothing to do with resting on the seventh day.

“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema told the San Diego Union-Tribune in a phone interview as he was...

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Browns' owner confirms Harbaugh talks

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh says

In one of the more bizarre stories of an already wacky and news-filled NFL off-season, the Browns engaged in discussions aimed at luring 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to Cleveland.

Those talks eventually fizzled, but the fact that they occurred at all was a sign of two things: 1. The Browns were so desperate to make a splash at head coach that they took the highly unusual step of going after...

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NFL Combine 2014: Day 4 risers and fallers

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a

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Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers took the field on Sunday for the second day of workouts (and fourth day overall) at the NFL Combine. Let's see which players had impressive outings and which ones raised more questions than they answered.

RISER: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Cooks has always been known as a quick slot receiver, but on Sunday we found out exactly how quick....

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