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Category: Preseason

New rules are the focus of weekly media tape

NFL 2016 Preseason Officiating Video

The NFL’s vice-president of officiating, Dean Blandino, has returned with his first officiating video of the year. The NFL’s preseason video focuses on rule changes and points of emphasis related to player safety. Points mentioned in the video include: All two-man high-low blocks are now illegal. See our earlier post on the high-low block rule…

More officials in the development pipeline, as NFL expands training program

Embed from Getty Images   29 individuals take part in on-field audition This year, the NFL has accepted 29 developmental officials in its annual preseason training program, up from the 21 slots open in the previous three seasons the program has been run. This practice squad for officials was known as the advanced development program,…