NFL owners to weigh replay for pass interference

Reuters

The NFL Competition Committee will introduce 16 potential rule revisions for the 2019 season, including two that could lead to a modification of the use of replay.

The league shared its report Thursday with the public in advance of the annual league meeting, which begins Sunday in Phoenix.

One proposal under consideration would implement a one-year trial to expand the use of instant replay to fouls for pass interference as well as to automatically review scoring plays and turnovers that are negated by a penalties along with any extra-point or two-point attempt.

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Additionally, the league owners will weigh a second proposal for a one-year trial that would allow review of penalties for roughing the passer and contact against a defenseless player.

The call to make pass-interference penalties -- and non-calls -- reviewable arose after the NFC Championship Game in January, when Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Los Angeles Rams wasn't called for pass interference on a play that league officials later admitted should have been a penalty. As a result, the Rams were able to stop a New Orleans Saints' touchdown drive, and the Rams won the game in overtime to earn a berth to Super Bowl LIII.

--Field Level Media

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