Browns sideline radio reporter Nathan Zegura removed from broadcasts for arguing with official

The Cleveland Browns sideline reporter Nathan Zegura has been removed from Browns radio broadcasts for eight games for yelling at game officials during the Browns Week 2 loss to the Saints, as reported by Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Zegura will begin serving his penalty starting this Thursday

League will use Matthews’ tackle to re-educate defenses how to tackle

http://gty.im/1034567668 In Sunday’s 29-29 tie between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was flagged late in the 4th quarter for roughing the passer on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins that would eventually be the catalyst for the league’s second tie game in a week. Cousins

Corrente roughly describes roughing the passer call. It was rough

Week 2: Vikings at Packers Late in the fourth quarter Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews was hit with a roughing the passer penalty to extend a drive for the second consecutive week. Unlike last week, there does not seem to be much in this. Matthews contacted Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as

Riveron: 12 of 14 roughing-the-passer calls correct through Sunday

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron says that 12 of the 14 roughing the passer fouls on Sunday were correct. The 14 roughing the passer calls are double compared to Week 1 last season. Riveron's remarks were in an interview with NFL Media reporter Tom Pelissero. Riveron says referee Shawn

NFL hires 24 full-time officials in second year of the program

  The NFL has hired 24 officials as full-time NFL employees for the 2018 season. Last year there were 21 full-timers. Some full-time officials from last year are not full-time officials this year. Up until 2017, all NFL officials were designated at part-time employees and worked full-time jobs outside of football (see table

Ed Hochuli joins judging panel for new NFL Way to Play Award

Embed from Getty Images As part of the initiative to uphold player safety through proper techniques in game play, the league has created the NFL Way to Play Award to commend players who best demonstrate the actions that the NFL expects out of the players. A panel of six experts has

Officiating video: What falls under new ‘use of the helmet’ rule

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron has released his first full weekly rules interpretation video. These videos are primarily targeted to broadcasters and other media covering the NFL, but they also provide context to official interpretations of the rules. These are key this season especially with several new rules

NFL trying out two new kicking game mechanics this preseason

The NFL is using two new kicking mechanics this season on field goal and extra point attempts and on free kicks (kickoffs).  Football Zebras contacted the NFL officiating office to see if these changes are a preseason experiment or will be permanent; however the NFL did not respond to our request at