NFL Looking Closely At Defenseless Players, Considering Rule ChangeThe NFL's competition committee could make a recommendation to the owners next March to prohibit direct hits to the knees of defenseless players.
NFL Not Tolerating Teams Confronting Replacement RefsPoor behavior toward replacement refs won't be tolerated by the NFL.
NFL: Season Will Begin With Replacement Officials; Negotiations Still At StandstillRay 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.
NFL: Proposed Changes To Kickoffs, Replay, Illegal Hit SuspensionsRay 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.
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.
NFL Warns Teams About Trash TalkThe NFL has warned players to cut out the trash talk, specifically when it threatens other players.
Jets' 'Wall-Gate' Prompts NFL To Clarify Sideline RulesThe 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.
NFL Releases 11-Page Guide To Illegal HitsThe NFL wants everyone to know what it told players months ago about illegal hits and how the disciplinary process works.
Collie's Concussion Again Raises NFL Helmet Hit IssueSeeing 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.
College Coaches: Don't Blame Us For Helmet HitsCollege 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.
NFL Praise For Clean Play A First For BelichickBill Belichick has seen a lot in his 36 NFL seasons. But a league executive praising a player who simply observed the rules?
NFL: Players Responded Well, Played CleanlyOne 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.
Liguori: Helmets Off To The NFLHats 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.
NFL Spells Out Rule Changes In VideoThe 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.
NFL Discipline: How Fines, Suspensions Are DecidedThe trail from the field to NFL offices to announcements of fines and suspensions for illegal hits.