Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Tuck, Replay Rules Up for NFL Review

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Tuck, Replay Rules Up for NFL Review

Article excerpt

The tuck rule could disappear from NFL games if owners approve a proposal from the competition committee to dump it. The owners also will consider a change to instant replay rules allowing for a video review even when a coach makes an illegal challenge. The league meetings are next week in Phoenix.

If a passer is in the act of bringing the ball down into his body rather than throwing it and loses control, it has been ruled an incomplete pass under the tuck rule. The proposal would make it a fumble.

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz challenged what officials ruled an 81- yard scoring run by Houston's Justin Forsett last Thanksgiving. Because all scoring plays are reviewed, Schwartz was not allowed to throw the red flag, and by doing so he negated use of replay.

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois.

Terms of the deal were not immediately released but the team confirmed the signing on its website. The Colts have signed seven unrestricted free agents, five on defense, and also re-signed their own cornerback Darius Butler. …

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