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League owners passed a rule Tuesday allowing referees to consult with director of officiating Dean Blandino and his staff to help determine whether a call should be upheld or overturned. NFL officials said the change should speed up the process.
The NFL officiating department will help referees rule on instant replay reviews starting next season.
New England's Tom Brady watched his long throw sail past rookie Aaron Dobson just as Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn pushed 320-pound left tackle Nate Solder into him during a joint practice Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass.
If it was good enough for football's greatest running back, NFL owners figure, it should work in the 21st century.
The owners also will consider a change to instant replay rules allowing for a video review even when a coach makes an illegal challenge. The league meetings are next week in Phoenix.
The tuck rule could disappear from NFL games if owners approve a proposal from the competition committee to dump it.
The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.
Even though the NFL's new rule for postseason overtime has never come into play, it's being expanded for the regular season, too.
Moving kickoffs up 5 yards last season did exactly what the NFL sought, reducing concussions.