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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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NFL Combine 2014: Day 5 risers and fallers

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs a drill

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Defensive linemen and linebackers worked out on the Lucas Oil Stadium field Monday on the fifth day of the NFL Combine. So who did well, and who struggled? Here are the day's risers and fallers:

RISER: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

Donald posted impressive measurables on Monday. His 4.68 40 was fifth-fastest among defensive linemen, and his 7.11 three-cone drill was fourth-fastest. He...

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RB prospect leaves Combine on God's orders

San Diego State running back Adam Muema runs

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I left Indianapolis today because my work at the Combine was done. Some others had different reasons for splitting.

San Diego State running back Adam Muema left the NFL Scouting Combine without working out, citing religious reasons. And it had nothing to do with resting on the seventh day.

“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema told the San Diego Union-Tribune in a phone interview as he was...

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NFL Combine 2014: Day 4 risers and fallers

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a

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Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers took the field on Sunday for the second day of workouts (and fourth day overall) at the NFL Combine. Let's see which players had impressive outings and which ones raised more questions than they answered.

RISER: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Cooks has always been known as a quick slot receiver, but on Sunday we found out exactly how quick....

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Sammy Watkins doesn't disappoint at NFL Combine

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins runs the 40-yard

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Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins bolstered his case to be the top wideout selected in this year's draft, running his two 40-yard dash attempts in 4.34 and 4.37 seconds 

He's coming off a terrific year with 101 catches for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

The Jets and Giants are in the market for an elite receiver, but it looks like they'd have to trade up to get a talent...

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Dri Archer runs a 4.26 in the 40

Kent State running back Dri Archer (1) returns

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Kent State running back Dri Archer put in the fastest 40 time so far at the Combine, reeling off a blazing 4.26 seconds in his first attempt. It was close to breaking Titans running back Chris Johnson’s 4.24 clocking, the fastest in Combine history (2008).

Archer was easily the fastest running back in the 40. The next best time was 4.41 by Georgia Southern’s Jerick McKinnon, who also had the...

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Jadeveon Clowney flops at bench press

Indianapolis - South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier didn't do Jadeveon Clowney any favors when the coach questioned the star defensive end's work ethic in a recent interview. 

Clowney didn't do himself any favors in dispelling that notion with his performance today in the bench press at the Scouting Combine. 

Clowney, a potential No. 1 overall pick, benched 225 just 21...

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