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NFL Releases List Of Approved 2018 Playing Rules


Each year, NFL owners, coaches, and members of front offices all around the league come together in a designated area for the annual owners meetings – this year it's Orlando, Fla. – to vote on possible rule changes. Among those in attendance, Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis, Head Coach Jon Gruden, and General Manager Reggie McKenzie. Tuesday, the NFL released the listed of approved rules for the upcoming season.

Below is a look at the approved 2018 Playing Rules:

Approved 2018 Playing Rules Summary

1.   By Competition Committee; makes permanent the playing rule that changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line.

2.   By Competition Committee; Changes standard for a catch.

  1.   By Competition Committee; Authorizes the designated member of the Officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to disqualify a player for a flagrant non-football act when a foul for that act is called on the field.

Approved 2018 Bylaws Summary

1.    By Competition Committee; makes permanent the liberalization of rules for timing, testing, and administering physical examinations to draft-eligible players at a club's facility.

2.    By Buffalo; for one year only, amends Article XVII, Section 17.4 to liberalize the rule for reacquisition of a player assigned via waivers.

4a.   By Denver; Amends Article XVII, Section 17.16 to permit clubs to trade players from Reserve/Injured.

6.    By Minnesota; Amends Article XVIII, Section 18.1 to replace the 10-day postseason claiming period with a 24-hour period.

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