NFL eliminates 'dunking' and takes baby step toward centralized video reviews

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham dunks the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown against...

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham dunks the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown against the Dolphins in New Orleans on Sept. 30, 2013. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

ORLANDO, FLA. - NFL owners passed three rules on Tuesday at the league’s annual meeting.

One, no more dunking the ball over the crossbar. Sorry, Jimmy Graham.

Two, a watered-down form of centralized video reviews, in which game referees will be assisted under the hood by league officiating chiefs at New York City headquarters, via live audio hookup.

Three, blockers can no longer “roll up” on the side of the leg(s) of a defender.

The fate of 11 other playing-rule proposals, including whether the extra point is to be kicked from 43 yards out, as well as all seven bylaw proposals, will be decided by noon Wednesday.

That’s when the annual meeting concludes at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes resort.


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