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2014 NFL offseason quiz

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts after being

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The 2014 NFL offseason brought a bunch of changes in New York and across the league.

Players changed teams, teams drafted rookies and a bunch of other moves happened that will set the course of the 2014 season.

With NFL training camps set to open in a matter of days, test your knowledge of what happened this offseason by taking our quiz. Click the link in the "Related" box below to take...

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Darrelle Revis released by Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) runs

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The Darrelle Revis era in Tampa is over after less than one full calendar year. 

Revis, traded last April to the Bucs in exchange for first- and fourth-round picks, has been released by the Bucs. The team had shopped him in a trade, but Revis' unwillingness to renegotiate his $16 million-a-year salary meant the Bucs found no suitors. 

Revis is now free to strike his own deal,...

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Josh McCown to the Buccaneers

Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown throws a pass

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The Jets had targeted former Bears backup Josh McCown as a possible backup for Geno Smith, but cancel that idea. McCown has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers, per his agent, Mike McCartney. 

McCown had a terrific run in place of the injured Jay Cutler last season, and would have been an ideal candidate to play for the Jets. He would have been a reliable veteran presence...

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Plaxico Burress plans NFL return in 2014

Plaxico Burress celebrates a touchdown during a game

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Plaxico Burress wants to make another comeback.

The wide receiver and free agent-to-be will turn 37 by the time the 2014 season begins, but he told the Steelers’ website that he thinks he can still play at an NFL level despite missing the entire 2013 season with a torn rotator cuff.

“I am going to treat it as I am coming back to play,” Burress said. “I am going to keep that mindset until...

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Joe Namath, Phil Simms to do Super Bowl's ceremonial coin toss

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, Joe Namath and

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We’ve known for months that Bruno Mars will be performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday, but NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy announced Thursday during the halftime press conference that two other big names will be involved in the game day festivities.

Legendary Jets and Giants quarterbacks Joe Namath and Phil Simms will do the ceremonial coin toss...

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Curtis Martin warm to idea of cold-weather Super Bowl

Mike Pettine's unique opportunity

New York Jets' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine stands

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Mike Pettine's name wasn't at the top of the list of potential head coaching candidates when the 2014 hiring cycle began. In fact, he may not have been on the list at all.

But Pettine, the former Jets defensive coordinator who spent the 2013 season as Buffalo's defensive coordinator, became a viable candidate for the Browns' job once the team started sifting through what turned out to be an...

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A look at NFL coaches on the hot seat

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Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season. Here’s a look: Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working for new GMs....

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Dee Milliner: Darrelle Revis comparisons unfair

Dee Milliner warms up before a game against

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Dee Milliner is well aware of the significance his struggles are having on the Jets, especially in light of the fact that he was drafted shortly after the Jets traded All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. He just doesn't buy the comparisons. "I know he's a great player, because I looked up to him when I was in college," said Milliner, the ninth overall pick in this year's draft. "But...

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John Abraham's new lease on life

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is tackled

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Former Falcons and Jets defensive end John Abraham was hoping for a big payday on the free agent market, but the 35-year-old pass rusher didn’t find a suitor until just before the start of training camp. He agreed to a two-year, $4.6 million deal that paid him $2.1 million this season – a relative pittance one of the NFL’s most productive players over the last decade. But Abraham has turned out...

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