NFL owners toughen helmet hit penalty, clarify catch rule

Rich McKay, chair of the league’s competition committee, said NFL research determined that a large number of concussions happen when players lower their heads to make a hit (AFP Photo/Maddie Meyer) More Miami (AFP) – NFL team owners voted Tuesday to make it illegal for players to lower their heads and initiate contact with the helmet and clarified the league’s catch rule, better defining receptions.

A football move was defined as either a third step, reaching for or extending the ball toward the line to gain or the ability to perform such an act. It remains with on-field officials to judge whether a catch has been completed, subject to video review as warranted. Gone is a requirement that a receiver maintain control of the ball throughout the process of going to the ground. Owners also finalized a rule having teams begin play after a touchback from the 25-yard line and allowing NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron would have the authority to eject players during games for egregious non-football acts.

He wants to be paid exactly like Antonio Brown is paid. So the Steelers are saying, ‘Well, we’re going to wait a little while before we address that fully because clearly the Steelers don’t feel that that’s where Bell’s value is. Bell’s contributions in both the running and passing game are somewhat unparalleled. Bell rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns on the ground, averaging four yards per carry. The all-purpose back also added 85 receptions for 655 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 7.7 yards per catch.

Interestingly, this latest report concerning Bell’s contract demands somewhat echo what was believed to be the case as far back as last offseason, before the Steelers placed the franchise tag on the running back, as the team did again just recently. As it stands, a report last weekend stated the Steelers have put negotiations with Bell on hold. While Bell has stated he won’t sit out the 2018 NFL season, he did hint at sitting out through training camp if the franchise tag is not rescinded and a long-term deal is hammered out, what Bell has desired for years. It’s Wholesale Jerseys All safe Hot Cheap Jerseys to assume that Bell’s reported contract demands could throw a wrench at making further progress if talks again resume.

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