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NFL Notes: Rule Change, Eagles, Jets, & Seahawks

Rule Change

NFL V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino mentioned that they will review the rule that gives the opposing the ball after someone fumble into the and out of their end zone, which is what happened to Redskins RB Matt Jones on Thursday.

Blandino acknowledged that a rule giving the team that lost possession the ball at the spot of the fumble “has merit.”

Eagles

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that Eagles CB Byron Maxwellmay not get to play much longer, if he doesn’t eventually improve.”
  • Florio points out that Maxwell’s contract is, essentially, just a two-year, $25 million deal with only $3 million of his $10 million salary in 2017 guaranteed.
  • Barring “significant” improvement, Maxwell could no longer be playing in Philadelphia beyond the 2016 season.

Jets

  • Manish Mehta reports that Jets RB Chris Ivory (quad) believes he’ll be able to play against the Eagles in Week 3.
  • Mehta adds that Ivory will still have to show the Jets’ coaching staff and medical personnel that’s ready to go tomorrow.

Seahawks

Mike Florio, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Seahawks are “cautiously optimistic” that RB Marshawn Lynch (questionable, calf) will play in Week 3.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said that Lynch was likely to be a game-time decision tomorrow.

“He’ll run [Saturday], and we’ll see if he’s OK,” Carroll said Friday, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “But it will go all the way to game day.’’