The NFL stated Thursday that a designated replay official will handle instant replay reviews of both offensive and defensive pass interference after the two-minute warning in each half as well as in overtime.
All 32 NFL teams were notified of the update on instant replay review of PI and will have one week to give feedback before the rule change is communicated.
At the NFL's annual league meeting back in March, the rule proposal was made and approved in the events that occurred in the NFC Championship Game late in the 4th quarter resulting in the New Orleans Saints missing out on a Super Bowl appearance.
While no rule alterations will ever gain 100% approval from the players, one of the league's most outspoken defensive backs stated his opposition to the update. Redskins' star Josh Norman took issue with the rule change in regards to how the new provision will "change the game."
"We're playing an imperfect game and trying to make it perfect," Norman said. "There is always going to be human error, and you can't do anything about that."
Whether the players agree or not, the rule comes into effect this fall for the 2019 season.
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One of Trent Williams’ dogs involved in a fight with his neighbor’s dog received stitches on several deep cuts after the incident, according to a video shared by Williams on Twitter.
Redskins running back Derrius Guice posted a video of Williams' pitbull on Twitter. Williams quote- tweeted it on his account, echoing Guice’s statement with shouting emojis.
Warning: The video, which is linked here, is graphic and may be disturbing to some readers.
The fight, which occurred in Missouri City, Texas, resulted in the death of the neighbor’s dog, Sandy. Williams' neighbors told local TV station ABC 13 that the dogs at his house are a menace to the neighborhood. "We've been here three years, and I'll definitely tell you my family and I feel like prisoners in our own neighborhood," said neighbor Cecelia Hernandez.
Williams defended his pets, telling ABC 13 that Sandy sent the dog she attacked to the veterinarian’s office fighting for its life. The procedures cost about $5,000 in medical bills.
Local police and animal control are no longer investigating the incident. Neither Williams nor his neighbors were charged.
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When the Redskins host the Eagles on Sunday, both teams will be without multiple starters at the wide receiver position.
Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn will miss his second straight contest with a concussion. The Redskins will roll out a trio of rookie wide receivers -- Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon, and Steven Sims -- as the team placed veteran Paul Richardson on injured reserve this week.
Philadelphia will be without their top three wide receivers -- Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor -- in Week 15. Agholor will be inactive. Jeffery was placed on IR earlier this week, and Jackson has been on IR since early November. Jackson only appeared in three contests this season in his second stint in Philadelphia, but he torched the Redskins for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1.
Ryan Kerrigan, who's been Washington's Ironman since entering the NFL in 2011, will miss the remainder of the season with a calf injury he suffered last week in Green Bay. The team placed him on injured reserve earlier this week, too.
Cornerback Quinton Dunbar has been Washington's best defender this season, but was forced to leave last week's contest early with a hamstring injury. He didn't practice all week and is inactive against Philadelphia.
Redskins guard Brandon Scherff will also miss Sunday's contest. He was questionable with an elbow and shoulder injury and only practiced on a limited basis this week.
Philadelphia will also be without their All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson, who is out with an ankle injury.
Here are the full inactives.
Redskins vs. Eagles Week 15 Inactives
QB Colt McCoy
OG Brandon Scherff
WR Trey Quinn
TE Caleb Wilson
OL Ross Pierschbacher
CB Quinton Dunbar
LB Josh Harvey-Clemons
QB Nate Sudfeld
WR Nelson Agholor
RB Jordan Howard
OT Lane Johnson
DE Shareef Miller
OG Sua Opeta
DE Derek Barnett
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