By Staff Writer ( | First Posted: Jan 28, 2014 07:56 PM EST

Sports aficionados are gearing up as Super Bowl week approaches. But aside from seeing athletes in full football attire and face-painted pumped up fans, New York City is in for another treat.

TMZ reports that they have just signed three NFL stars as part of their media crew. That's right, these football players are trading in their helmets and pigskins for cameras.

Starting today, New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, punter Steve Weatherford, and former wide receiver of the Cincinnati Bengals, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, can be seen walking the streets of New York with cameras in hand for Super Bowl week in NYC.

As official members of the TMZ paparazzi crew, their assignment involves looking for celebrities on the streets and asking them just about anything that pops into their heads. The footages they capture and their interviews will be posted on the celebrity news website and featured on their television program.

With a more buffed up and athletic TMZ camera crew, celebrities may want to think twice before muscling their way through a group of photographers and cameramen. And running away is not an option either for these football-players-turned-paparazzi.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be held on February 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is a historical event for NFL as this is the first Super Bowl that will be held outdoors and be hosted by two states, namely New York and New Jersey. And, with weather predictions of 37 to 27 degrees and a possibility of rain and even snow on February 2, this is turning out to be the coldest Super Bowl event ever.

This year's Super Bowl will feature the clash between American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference champion Seattle Seahawks to decide who will emerge as the 2013 season champion of the National Football League.  

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