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NFL Notes: Catch Rule, Chiefs, Ravens, & Vikings

Catch Rule

Jarrett Bell of USA Today reports that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formed a committee to review the league’s catch rule.

The committee consists of former GM Bill Polian, former coaches Ken Whisenhunt, Jim Schwartz and Joe Philbin, former receiver James Thrash and former side judge Tom Finken.

We don’t know what will come out of it,” VP of officiating Dean Blandino said of the possible rule change. “Maybe there’s something the [Competition] Committee hasn’t considered in the past.


Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ACL) mentioned he expects to be ready for the start of the 2016, saying: “I’ll be ready.”

Beyond that, Charles explained that he has undergo a stem cell procedure to aid his recovery from a torn ACL.

I just had a small procedure done on the knee a few days ago, but I have been back at the facility rehabbing with the trainers and some of my teammates who are also on injured reserve,” Charles said, via Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB. “[The procedure was] Stem cells. I had it the first time when I had my surgery, and I had to go back after six weeks for another treatment. It went well.

It’s something different. Every year, somebody comes out with something different. When I tore my left ACL four years ago, I didn’t do it. This is a new thing that came out to get you back faster, so I just tried it.


  • Jeff Zrebiec reports that Ravens QB Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) missed practice again Friday.
  • Zrebiec adds that this further increasing likelihood that Jimmy Clausen starts against the Seahawks.


  • Joel Corry points out that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson‘s 2016 roster bonus may drop by $1 million.
  • Corry mentions that Peterson is on pace for 1,540 rushing yards, but would need 1,550 and a divisional playoff win to avoid the roster bonus decrease.

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