May 19, 2024 11:44 pm
NFL approves new rules for penalty enforcement on turnovers

This year’s league meeting will see the approval of a ban on hip-drop tackles, as well as changes in how fouls are enforced during plays resulting in a change of possession.

The Competition Committee proposed a major change that would allow penalties for major fouls committed by the offense to be enforced on plays when both teams commit fouls. This was done to ensure consistency in enforcing major fouls and not ignore offenses in these situations.

On Monday, the NFL announced that team owners had approved the proposal with two-thirds of the league’s teams voting in favor. This means that it will become part of the rulebook.

In addition to the ban on hip-drop tackles and changes in how fouls are enforced, another change that was approved was allowing teams a third challenge if either of their first two challenges is successful. This gives teams more opportunities to challenge incorrect calls on the field.

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