NFL Clarifies Catch Rule 28 Mar 18

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners have unanimously approved new language in the catch rule, defining control of the ball, getting two feet or another body part down and making a football move, such as a third step or extending the ball. Atlanta Falcons chairman and committee chairman Rick McKay says the committee cited overturned receptions by tight ends James and Miller last season among the dozens of plays they reviewed “dozens of times.” Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the third step recommendation was excellent and cleans up a majority of receptions that were in question.