Rule change plugs the hole to drain the clock

At the 2017 NFL owners meeting this past spring, owners voted to approve a rule change proposed by the Competition Committee that disallows teams to intentionally commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the clock. Officially, the new rule (12-3-3) reads: A team may not commit multiple fouls

Leaping no longer allowed on field goals

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'pX3v2zW1R8ZjRgl_GSmSiA',sig:'lsKSO8Wyy5QpCe4Xlhv5DMTFM-StjixnJXX69gu3xy8=',w:'395px',h:'594px',items:'506636274',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); One of the more exciting plays in football last year was a defender leaping over the line to block a field goal. Starting in 2017, that will no longer be allowed. At their meeting in March, the owners voted to amend the rulebook

Officials review rules changes with teams at training camp

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'ZFBXOekFTAt0Ptnveu2S2w',sig:'zqdIZpoXt4EuesRDeeHpQXsFozV9i0ofY0-Dz9cRQ3E=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'614681652',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Reporting from Foxborough, Mass. Game officials have a three-day assignment at each camp to work practices and to review new rules and points of emphasis for the upcoming season. Players and coaches are given the opportunity to grill the officials assigned to their camp on

Scorecard of the 2017 NFL Spring Meeting

Embed from Getty Images   Below are the actions passed by the owners at their 2017 Spring Meeting in Chicago. Each item is shown with the team that introduced each (or CC for a Competition Committee proposal) and the disposition of each proposal.  *Items that were tabled at the Annual Meeting in March