NFL Institutes New Rules

(From ESPN)

A data- and research-filled presentation from the NFL’s medical staff on Tuesday prompted owners to demand a new and potentially far-reaching rule to ban players from lowering their heads to initiate contact with their helmets. Competition committee chairman Rich McKay scrambled to incorporate an intended point of emphasis into the rule book within hours, with plenty of details left to be determined.

As owners disperse Wednesday, let’s review what we know about that rule and the other prominent on-field changes that were approved, tabled and rejected this week in Orlando.

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