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Dustin Keller of the Miami Dolphins sits on the field after a rough tackle in the first half against the Houston Texans during a preseaon game at Reliant Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFL Looking Closely At Defenseless Players, Considering Rule Change

The NFL’s competition committee could make a recommendation to the owners next March to prohibit direct hits to the knees of defenseless players.

08/27/2013

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NFL Not Tolerating Teams Confronting Replacement Refs

Poor behavior toward replacement refs won’t be tolerated by the NFL.

09/21/2012

Replacement referee Jerry Hughes catches a football. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL: Season Will Begin With Replacement Officials; Negotiations Still At Standstill

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, told the clubs in a memo that the replacements will work “as much of the regular season as necessary,” adding that training with each crew will continue.

08/29/2012

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.

WFAN–03/16/2011

Bart Scott

Bart Scott: Welker’s ‘Days In A Uniform Will Be Numbered’

Jets center Nick Mangold countered Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker’s tongue-in-cheek words Thursday with some words of his own, via Twitter.

WFAN–01/15/2011

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NFL Warns Teams About Trash Talk

The NFL has warned players to cut out the trash talk, specifically when it threatens other players.

WFAN–01/15/2011

Sal Alosi

Jets’ ‘Wall-Gate’ Prompts NFL To Clarify Sideline Rules

The NFL sent a letter to the 32 teams Thursday reminding them of the rules and restrictions for the bench area and sidelines. The letter was sent in the wake of Jets coach Sal Alosi tripping Miami’s Nolan Carroll in Sunday’s game.

WFAN–12/17/2010

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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.

WFAN–11/10/2010

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie, center, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safeties Quintin Mikell, left, and Kurt Coleman in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in Philadelphia. Collie was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)

Collie’s Concussion Again Raises NFL Helmet Hit Issue

Seeing Austin Collie motionless on the turf made some people wonder if it will take a suspension or two before the NFL’s crackdown on illegal tackles hits home.

WFAN–11/08/2010

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College Coaches: Don’t Blame Us For Helmet Hits

College coaches have been watching closely as the NFL has cracked down on dangerous tackles and helmet hits. And they have a reply: Don’t blame us.

WFAN–10/29/2010

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NFL Praise For Clean Play A First For Belichick

Bill Belichick has seen a lot in his 36 NFL seasons. But a league executive praising a player who simply observed the rules?

WFAN–10/26/2010

James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers encourages the fans to make noise while playing the Cleveland Browns on October 17, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 28-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NFL: Players Responded Well, Played Cleanly

One week after drawing heavy fines for illegal hits, James Harrison and Brandon Meriweather were praised by the NFL for clean play in Sunday’s victories.

WFAN–10/25/2010

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Liguori: Helmets Off To The NFL

Hats off, or dare we say, helmets off to the NFL for cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits. It is a policy that needed to be made, but a difficult one.

WFAN–10/22/2010

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NFL Spells Out Rule Changes In Video

The NFL delivered its message about heavier punishment for illegal hits, including suspensions, directly to the 32 teams Thursday with a video spelling out what to avoid.

WFAN–10/22/2010

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NFL Discipline: How Fines, Suspensions Are Decided

The trail from the field to NFL offices to announcements of fines and suspensions for illegal hits.

WFAN–10/21/2010

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