All Ejections Being Subject to Replay Review to Be Voted on by NFL Owners

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 16, 2018

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams is hit by Chicago Bears' Adrian Amos and Danny Trevathan during the second half of an NFL football game, in Green Bay, Wis. Adams was lucky he wasn't more seriously injured on Trevathan's illegal hit on the Green Bay receiver. And Chicago's thumping linebacker, who was flagged and suspended for two games, is fortunate he wasn't ejected. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)
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The NFL could be making a rule change in which all player ejections would be subject to a replay review. 

Per ESPN's Kevin Seifert, the competition committee will present its proposal for the change at the NFL's spring meeting next week in Atlanta. 

This proposal comes after the NFL implemented a new rule for the 2018 season at the previous league meetings in which players will be penalized 15 yards and subject to ejection when they lower their head to initiate contact with an opponent. 

Seifert noted the replay rule, if it gets approved, "will be required for all ejections, whether they result from a violation of the helmet rule, throwing a punch or any other flagrant act."

College football uses a similar replay rule when players are ejected for targeting a defenseless opponent. The NFL's proposed rule would be an expanded version of that system. 

The NFL's spring meetings are scheduled to take place from May 21-23 in Atlanta. 

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