The Insider: NFL rules


Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Owners not expected to vote next week on expanded NFL playoffs beginning in 2015 season (updated)

Owners are to be given a report and discuss the issue during annual league meeting in Orlando. The measure still is expected to be approved in time for the ‘15 season but there’s no pressing need for a vote now.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014

NFL owners to consider changes to instant replay, extra point [updated]

NFL owners will consider proposals at next week’s annual league meeting to tweak the sport’s instant replay system and make the extra point a longer kick.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Owners might vote next week on change to NFL’s instant replay system

Referee would be in contact with league office during replay reviews. Longer extra points and postseason expansion also could be discussed next week.

By Mark Maske  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL looks at whether quarterbacks deserve more protection on option plays

It’s uncertain, though, that any new rules will be proposed.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Shanahan says appeal process should be changed

Redskins coach says safety Brandon Meriweather would have had a difficult time playing this weekend even if his suspension had been overturned.

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Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, suspensions

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins’ Montgomery played role in enactment of rule that decided Patriots-Jets

Center suggested that a player be prohibited from pushing a teammate into the offensive formation on a field goal.

By  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL rules, Will Montgomery

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan wants to expand helmet-to-helmet rules to protect players on kickoffs

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan intends to lobby the NFL when he attends the next league meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL rules, Reed Doughty

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Meriweather appeals two-game suspension [UPDATED]

Brandon Meriweather is challenging his two-game suspension; A decision is due before Sunday’s game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions, video, Week 8

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

DeAngelo Hall fined $20,000 for horse-collar tackle

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall received a $20,000 fine for his horse collar tackle on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson in Monday night’s game

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Fines, NFL rules

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013

‘Miscommunication’ led to Robert Griffin III covering up his knee brace

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not have to cover up the knee brace on his surgically repaired right knee as he was told during the game.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Griffin put knee brace beneath pants, sock at league’s behest

Instruction came from NFL’s uniform inspector.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brian Orakpo calls NFL's ban on customized face masks 'disheartening'

Redskins linebacker, who plans to appeal, says it's about more than looks. It's also about safety, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Linebackers, NFL rules, uniforms