Report: NFL competition committee likely to make multiple rule changes

Thursday March 17th, 2016

The NFL competition committee will not alter the official definition of a catch at its meeting next week, though the rules regarding personal foul ejections are expected to change, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

The NFL formed a committee tasked with examining potential changes to the definition of a catch because of the confusing nature of the rule, but NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said earlier this month that alterations to the rule would not be necessary.

The competition committee is expected to institute a rule making game ejections automatic after two personal fouls, Rapoport reports. The committee will also tweak other rules, including the chop block rule and the horse collar rule, to enhance game safety.

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The NFL changed its replay standards during last year’s playoffs, and no additional changes are expected at this time.

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