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NFL League Meeting: Competition Committee Will Discuss Potential Rule Changes

The 2012 NFL League Meeting kicks off on Monday and lasts all week. Among the topics of discussion are a number of potential rules changes.

The NFL will hold their 2012 League Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida this week, beginning on Monday. Coaches, owners and administrators will join Roger Goodell in discussing many topics, including the salary cap penalties given to the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

One of the key components of the league meeting will be the discussion of a dozen or so potential rules and bylaw changes, many of which were submitted to the league by the Competition Committee.

Among the rules changes being discussed this week:

- Giving the authority to determine replay reviews to the replay official in the booth, not the referee on the field.

- Modifying the horse-collar tackle rule to remove the exception for quarterbacks in the pocket, so that a quarterback in the pocket may not be yanked down by the back of his shoulder pads or inside collar of his jersey.

- Changing overtime so that the postseason rule will be used in the regular season as well, and no regular-season games will be ended on a field goal on the first possession of overtime.

You can see a full list of the potential rules and bylaws changes by visiting ProFootballTalk.

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