Finally, free agency and official trades are alive during the National Football League offseason. In addition all 32 NFL teams unanimously approved modifications to the catch rule for the 2018 season, according to the league’s official website. Odds to Win SBLIII: Changes to catch rule unanimous.
In a vote at the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday, an NFL.com source informed of the vote told Network Insider Ian Rapoport that there has been a change to the completed catch rule. According to the report the simplified rules defining a catch are:
1. Control of the ball.
2. Two feet down or another body part.
3. A football move such as:
» A third step
» Reaching/extending for the line-to-gain
» Or the ability to perform such an act
The NFL will have more on the rule modifications soon.
I seriously doubt that there won’t be more controversy on what is and isn’t a catch in the 2018-19 campaign.
In other NFL news ESPN.com reported that former Heisman Trophy winner “Johnny Manziel’s best chance — as slim as it might be — to catch the eye of an NFL team before deciding whether to circle back and make a two-year commitment to play in the CFL.”
Kevin Seifert of NFL Nation wrote that “the process began last week, when Manziel jumped into the University of San Diego’s pro day attended by scouts from 13 NFL teams. It will accelerate on Wednesday as he joins the Spring League, a developmental program that runs March 28 through April 15 in Austin, Texas, with games staged on April 7 and 12 — Manziel’s first since starting for the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 27, 2015.”
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Odds to Win SBLIII: Changes to catch rule unanimous