NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that they’re planning changes to “ the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of unnecessary disruptions to the game on the field.”
Some of the specifics the league is considering include:
- Bringing out a tablet for the referee to review a play, as opposed to going to a fixed sideline monitor.
- Instituting a play clock after an extra point and possibly after a touchdown.
- They also looking to standardize the starting of the clock after a runner goes out-of-bounds, and standardize halftime lengths in all games.
- Reducing the frequency of commercial breaks.
You can read the full letter from Goodell to fans here.
- Vikings GM Rick Spielman and HC Mike Zimmer worked out Michigan State DT Malik McDowell at his Pro Day on Wednesday. (Adam Schefter)
- Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman will meet with the Steelers next month. (Mark Kaboly)
- The Giants will host Utah OL Garett Bolles for a pre-draft visit at some point in April. (Dan Duggan)
- Coastal Carolina RB De’Angelo Henderson had dinner with the Bears Tuesday night and worked out for the Cardinals on Wednesday. (Enter Sports)
- Michigan State QB Tyler O’Connor met with the Lions, Chiefs, and Chargers. (NFLTR)
- Cincinnati prosecutor Joe Deters elected to drop the felony charges of harassment with a bodily substance against Bengals CB Adam Jones, according to Katherine Terrell.
- Terrell adds that Jones still has pending misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business pending. He did, however, plead not guilty to these charges on Wednesday.