PHOENIX -- The Patriots pulled off what many considered a surprise free-agent signing when they acquired corner Stephon Gilmore. As it turns out, before they picked up the former Bills cover man, they inquried about a separate move that would have been
It has been a busy couple of days for the NFL owners, who have reportedly voted on 15 new rule proposals and on the relocation of the Raiders. One of these rule proposals was prohibiting a player from leaping over the offensive line to block a field goal attempt. This rule change continues with the trend of the NFL trying to make the game safer to protect its players.
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 29, 29 days before the April 27 NFL draft. Timeline Days until: —Offseason workouts begin (4/17) 19 —Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 44 —Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 56 —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/15) 108 —First Sunday of 2017 season (9/10) 156 Rule changes with commentary —Prohibits the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays. Tandler: While it’s a fun play when it’s executed properly I can see the player safety angle of it. I’m not sure why teams didn’t just run some placement kicks with delayed snaps to get a free five yards because once a player has committed to the leap he can’t stop. —Makes permanent the rule that