playing rules, bylaws and resolution proposals were adopted by NFL clubs today
at the annual meeting:
Approved 2017 Playing Rules Proposals
2a. By Philadelphia; Prohibits
the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays. (Final
language will be available on NFLCommunications.com)
8. By Competition
Committee; Makes permanent the rule that disqualifies a player who is penalized
twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.
9. By Competition
Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a
free kick to the 25-yard line for one year only.
11. By Competition
Committee; Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.
12. By Competition
Committee; Makes crackback blocks prohibited by a backfield player who is in
motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle when the ball
13. By Competition
Committee; Replaces the sideline replay monitor with a hand-held device and
authorizes designated members of the Officiating department to make the final
decision on replay reviews.
14. By Competition
Committee; Makes it Unsportsmanlike Conduct to commit multiple fouls during the
same down designed to manipulate the game clock.
15. By Competition
Committee; Makes actions to conserve time illegal after the two-minute warning
of either half.
Approved 2017 Bylaw Proposals
Competition Committee; Liberalizes rules for timing, testing, and administering
physical examinations to draft-eligible players at a club’s facility for one
Competition Committee; Changes the procedures for returning a player on
Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness
to the Active List to be similar to those for returning a player that was
Designated for Return.
Competition Committee; The League office will transmit a Personnel Notice to
clubs on Sundays during training camp and preseason.
Competition Committee: Permits a contract or non-contract non-football employee
to interview with and be hired by another club during the playing season,
provided the employer club has consented.