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When Drew Bledsoe was an NFL quarterback, he spent most of his time surveying the football field, waiting for the right receiver to break open and attempting the perfect pass. Today, Bledsoe spends his days surveying endless fields of grapes, waiting for them to ripen, and attempting to make the perfect bottle of wine at his family-owned winery, Doubleback. Though the jobs…

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Jeff Burris boarded a plane to Ruston, La., last week after the former Buffalo Bills cornerback had just accepted an offer to become the cornerbacks coach at Louisiana Tech, leaving the same position he held this past year at Northern Iowa. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster ride for the past few days,” Burris, 45, said over the phone on the way to the airport. “The…

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During the college football season, you can find Ray Bentley in the booth calling games as a color analyst for ESPN. The 57-year-old former linebacker for the Buffalo Bills has been working in television since 1994 and for ESPN for the past 12 years. “I love it,” he said from his home in New Market, N.H. “Mostly because I get to speak the language and be a part of the g…

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When Cornelius Bennett walked on the field at Rich Stadium in 1987, he wasn’t sure what to expect. The highly regarded linebacker out of Alabama went second overall in the draft to the Indianapolis Colts, but was dealt to the Bills shortly before the trade deadline after not being able to agree to a contract with the Colts. At the time, it was a mega-deal that also involve…