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NFL Owners unaminously approve catch rule

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We finally know what a catch is. Now let’s see if we feel the same way this Fall!

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NFL Owners didn’t mess around when it came to fixing the Catch Rule for 2018. By a unanimous vote of 32-0, they passed the revisions put forth by the NFL Competition Committee.

With the goal of simplifying the rule, the NFL Owners took action with this vote today. A catch is now a three-step process. First, control of the football, second establish himself in bounds, and third making a football move. The third item is ambiguous, but they noted that it could be a third step or a lung with the ball in hand.

This is excellent news.

The NFL Owners also approved a host over other changes, including a rule proposed by the Denver Broncos involving the ability to trade players on injured reserve.