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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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What can David Wilson give the Giants this season?

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin is expecting David Wilson to be on the field for the Giants in 2014. He’s just not sure how much the third-year running back will be able to handle coming off neck surgery.

"I’m planning that he’s there,” Coughlin said at the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the NFL owners' meetings on Wednesday morning. “Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent...

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Coughlin says John Jerry was 'authentic'

Miami Dolphins offensive guard John Jerry looks up

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason for the Giants and it may not have much of an impact when they get back on the field, but the addition of offensive lineman John Jerry has certainly drawn the most reaction here at the NFL’s annual meetings.

That’s because Jerry was one of three players named in the Wells Report which detailed the culture of bullying and harassment...

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Alterraun Verner wants big payday, sort of

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner.

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Alterraun Verner said his free agency isn’t all about the money. At least not directly.

The highly-coveted Tennessee Titans cornerback who hits the open market on Tuesday was on SiriusXM’S Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday saying that he wants a big contract not for the cash, but for the clout.

"Money is (a priority) but it isn't,” he said. “I look at it differently. Some look at it tangibly....

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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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Super Bowl rings run in Bobby Wagner's family

Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner reacts with Seattle

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It turns out that Bobby Wagner has a family tradition to uphold.

The Seahawks middle linebacker is a cousin of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and is looking to add to the family's collection of Super Bowl rings.

“I asked him for advice and he told me to enjoy the moment,” Wagner said of his two-time Super Bowl-winning relative. “Everybody thinks that they’re going to come back every...

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Kevin Gilbride's Giants legacy is secure

Eli Manning listens to offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride

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Kevin Gilbride was often a lightning rod for criticism during his run as the Giants' offensive coordinator. But as much as Giants fans second-guessed his play-calling, they ought to be grateful for Gilbride's work.

He was a major contributor to Eli Manning's development, and Gilbride can take plenty of credit for the Giants' success during their two Super Bowl championship seasons. After taking...

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A look at NFL coaches on the hot seat

Rex Ryan looks on during a game against

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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...

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Jason Pierre-Paul: I'm ready to break out

Jason Pierre-Paul (90) celebrates a sack during the

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Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't expect fans to sympathize with the physical challenges he has faced since returning from off-season back surgery. As long as he's in the lineup, the Giants' fourth-year defensive end knows they expect him to be at full strength -- even though he still isn't as the Giants play their ninth game this season.

"They don't understand. It is what it is," Pierre-Paul...

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