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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NFL approves replay of pass interference for 2019 season only

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The NFL has officially made pass interference calls and no-calls reviewable, but the 2019 season will essentially be a trial run for the new changes.

On Thursday, the NFL Competition Committee announced that the rule approved in March for review of pass interference has been unanimously approved, though it will only be in effect for the 2019 season. It will allow the replay official to stop the game during the final two minutes of each half and overtime when it is determined that there is “clear and obvious visual evidence” that a pass interference foul may or may not have occurred.

There has already been talk that the Competition Committee fears some “unintended consequences” that the replay expansion is going to create, so it makes sense that it will only go into effect for one season. If it turns out to be a disaster, the NFL can easily scrap it a year from now.

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