Approved 2019 Playing Rules from NFL Annual Meeting - Morning Session

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Approved 2019 Playing Rules from NFL Annual Meeting - Morning Session

Football Information 2019 Regular English

​​​​The below playing rules were adopted by NFL clubs so far today at the NFL meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Approved 2019 Playing Rules Summary

 

1.   By Competition Committee; Makes permanent the kickoff rule changes that were implemented during the 2018 season.


2.   By Competition Committee; Expands protection to a defenseless player.

 

3.   By Competition Committee; Changes the enforcement of double fouls when there is a change of possession.


4.   By Competition Committee; Simplifies the application of scrimmage kick rules for missed field goals.

 

5.   By Competition Committee; Allows teams to elect to enforce on the succeeding try or on the succeeding free kick an opponent’s personal or unsportsmanlike conduct foul committed during a touchdown.