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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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Report: Vince Wilfork wants out

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork walks

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Patriots fans were delighted at the news that the team signed cornerback Darrelle Revis last night. But that euphoria might be tempered somewhat by the fact that another key member of the team, veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, apparently wants out of New England. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork has asked the team to be released, citing Wilfork's unwillingness to...

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Flurry of action on eve of NFL free agency

Santonio Holmes reportedly a Lisfranc fracture of his

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Unrestricted free agency doesn't begin until 4 p.m. eastern on Tuesday, but already there has been a dizzying series of events in anticipation of the time when teams can begin to pick and choose players on the open market. 

The biggies of the day: 

* Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has decided to remain with the team rather than take more money elsewhere. The Bears were...

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Want to make extra-points more exciting? Here's a suggestion ...

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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The extra-point may soon become extra-long.

According to, the league’s Competition Committee has discussed tinkering with the point-after touchdown this preseason and, according to one member, held preliminary talks about spotting the ball for the kick at the 25 rather than the 2 where it is currently placed. The result would be a 43-yard attempt for one point.

“There is no consensus...

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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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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. 


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