Illegal Hits

Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans is tended to after he was injured against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Cushing On Season-Ending Block From Slauson: ‘There Was Nothing Clean About It’

“I can understand if you’re 180 pounds and trying to block a 300-pound guy, and you know you have no chance,” Cushing said. “But I’m not looking, we’re behind the ball, and it’s low. And (Slauson) specifically, with a purpose, went for the knee.”


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NFL: Suspensions More Likely For Illegal Hits

The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs.


The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NFL: Proposed Changes To Kickoffs, Replay, Illegal Hit Suspensions

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing flagrant illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.


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NFL Fines 16 Players For Illegal Hits

Sixteen players, eight in each conference, were fined Friday by the NFL for illegal hits, including Atlanta defensive end Kroy Biermann and Cincinnati linebacker Dhani Jones, each docked $15,000.


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Players’: NFL Lacks Consistency On New Hit Policy

Seven weeks after the NFL’s crackdown on illegal hits, players remain confused about what they can and can’t do.


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NFL Releases 11-Page Guide To Illegal Hits

The NFL wants everyone to know what it told players months ago about illegal hits and how the disciplinary process works.


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NFL Takes Down Photos For Sale Of Illegal Hits

The league said Wednesday an outside vendor used an automated process to post pictures online for fans to buy, but the system would be changed to ensure photos of illegal hits were not available.