Category: NFL Rules

NFL Unanimously Votes to Amend Catch Rule

ITEM: Owners passed the revised catch rule by a vote of 32-0.

“The new rule eliminates the “going to the ground” portion of the catch rule and simplifies what constitutes a catch — ball secure, two feet or any other body part besides hand inbounds, and a football move. In presenting the changes, VP of officiating Al Riveron confirmed Dez Bryant’s infamous “incompletion” in the 2014 playoffs and Jesse James’ overturned touchdown last season would be considered catches under the new rule.” – Rotoworld¬†