NFL approves new rules for penalty enforcement on turnovers

NFL Approves New Rules Changes for Fouls and Challenges to Improve Safety and Fairness for Players

The NFL has announced that the approval of a ban on hip-drop tackles will be the headline on rules changes at this year’s league meeting. In addition to this ban, the league approved a change in how fouls are enforced on plays resulting in a change of possession.

On Monday, the NFL announced that two major changes were approved by team owners in a vote. The first change is allowing penalties for major fouls committed by the offense, like unnecessary roughness, to be enforced on plays when there are fouls committed by both teams. This proposal was made to ensure consistency in enforcing major fouls and not ignoring offenses in these situations.

The second change is allowing teams a third challenge if either of their first two challenges is successful. This change gives teams more opportunities to challenge incorrect calls on the field. The Competition Committee proposed these changes to improve fairness and safety for players on the field.

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