NFL roundup: Giants' Connor arrested; new potential combine rules

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New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor reportedly was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport for carrying a switchblade knife.
According to Philadelphia TV station WVPI, Connor was arrested around 9 a.m. ET on Saturday morning when Transportation Security Administration agents spotted the knife and called police, according to ProFootballTalk.
According to, Connor, 27, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
A Philadelphia native, Connor signed with the Giants in March. He played with the Dallas Cowboys last season after a four-year stretch with the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted by the Panthers out of Penn State in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft.

---The NFL is discussing a proposal not to invite players who are academically ineligible in college to the scouting combine,
According to the report, if this measure had been in place this year, a large number of players would not have been invited to the combine.

---Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat were married on Saturday in Denver. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and Griffin's former coach at Baylor University, Art Briles, were among those who attended.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie Matt Barkley also was married. He married Brittany Langdon.

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