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PAT from 43 an 'interesting concept' for Tom Coughlin

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin likes his extra points like just about everything else in his life: Old-fashioned.

That’s why the Giants coach voiced concern about proposed changes to the rules that would move the line of scrimmage on PATs to the 25. That rule was tabled at the NFL owners' meetings this week, but Coughlin spoke against the idea at the NFC coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday morning.


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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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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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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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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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What dropped pass? Welker thinking ahead now

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots drops

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Giants fans remember it. Gisele remembers it. But Wes Welker chooses not to remember the pass from Tom Brady that he did not catch in Super Bowl XLVI.

“You know what? I don’t even think about it,” Welker said when asked about the play Tuesday. “The past is the past, what happened happened, and I’m just looking forward to this one and going out there and playing my best game and doing what...

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Bill Belichick's coaching tree grows

Belichick, pictured, says the Patriots will learn from

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Another Bill Belichick disciple will get a try as an NFL head coach, as Bill O'Brien takes the reins in Houston after leaving Penn State.

O'Brien succeeds Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, Romeo Crennel and Nick Saban as Belichick assistants who went on to become NFL head coaches. But all four failed to get it done in the pros. Saban, of course, went on to become an extraordinary college head...

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Patriots put Rob Gronkowski on IR

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski waves

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Rob Gronkowski's season is officially over. 

The Patriots' All Pro tight end, who was having a terrific season after returning from multiple surgeries on his wrist and back, is done for the year after going down on Sunday with a knee injury. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and will require reconstructive surgery. The Patriots did the inevitable today and placed Gronkowski on injured reserve. 


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NFL quick hits

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates

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- Since Drew Brees went to the Saints in 2006, he has been the league's most dominant quarterback, leading the NFL with 35,005 yards and 254 touchdown passes. Peyton Manning has 27,768 yards and 208 TDs and Tom Brady has 27,785 yards and 218 TDs.

- Jimmy Graham is having a career year so far, and just at the right time. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Saints' Pro Bowl tight end has...

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Tom Brady throws bouquets to Buccaneers

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a

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As he prepares to face the Buccaneers in a Week 3 game at Gillette Stadium, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has heaped plenty of praise on Tampa Bay's two newest acquisitions in the secondary: Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis.

Both players have been in the news this week, with Goldson appealing a suspension for a hit last week against the Saints and having it reduced to a $100,000 fine, and...

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