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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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Jim Harbaugh does push-ups with a walrus

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts

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There's not much else to say about that. You'll just have to watch for yourself:

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Nicks signs one-year deal with Colts

Hakeem Nicks suggested earlier this week that he wasn't interested in a one-year deal to prove himself and secure a long-term contract in 2015. But that's just the scenario the former Giants receiver faces now that he has signed a one-year deal with the Colts. 

It's a "prove me" situation for Nicks because he didn't prove himself to the Giants last season, the final year of his rookie...

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Patriots ink Brandon Browner

Two days after snagging Darrelle Revis on a two-year, $32 million deal, the Patriots have agreed to terms with former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner on a three-year, $17 million deal. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson. 

Browner will begin the season on a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but he can participate...

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Bears keep Charles "Peanut" Tillman

It appeared Bears free agent cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman was ticketed to rejoin Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay, but on the same day he visited with the Bucs, the team instead signed Titans free agent Alterraun Verner as Darrelle  Revis' replacement. 

Tillman left without a deal, but that was good news for the Bears, because they re-signed him to a one-year contract. That's one...

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Steve Smith to the Ravens

Just one day after being released by the Panthers, wide receiver Steve Smith has found a new team. 

The Ravens have signed the 34-year-old Smith to a three-year, $11 million contract, thus giving Joe Flacco another reliable receiving target. Smith joins Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith on the Ravens' offense. 

It's a smart move for Baltimore, which will benefit from Smith's experience...

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