NFL owners have approved a number of new rules for 2020

A number of proposed rule changes were voted on by NFL owners today, bringing some rule changes for the 2020 season.

According to Albert Breer, and a few other folks covering the changes, the following rules have been passed by NFL owners:

  • Expand injured reserve to allow 3 players to be designated for return
  • Prevent manipulation of the clock (like in the Patriots vs. Titans game of 2019)
  • Make permanent auto replay of scoring plays and turnovers
  • Expand defenseless player protections on kickoffs / punts

Breer also adds that the creative onside kick proposal that a lot of folks really liked was voted down by owners and did not pass before adding that “it’s possible it comes back to life down the line.”

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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