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NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA’s targeting rule.
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Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent. It will apply to tacklers, ball carriers and even linemen, and it will take the place of a previous rule that limited the penalty to contact with the crown of the helmet.

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Authentic Clive Walford Jersey The Redskins have wanted to bolster their defensive line this offseason, meeting with free agents such as Muhammad Wilkerson and Johnathan Hankins. Wilkerson opted for Green Bay and Hankins remains unsigned. Washington also will look to draft a defensive lineman, if not in the first round then relatively early.

The Redskins’ run defense ranked 32nd in yards per game last season and 29th in yards per carry. The Redskins have not ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards allowed per game since 2012.

Speaking at the coaches’ breakfast at the league meetings in Henrik Borgstrom Womens Jersey Orlando on Tuesday morning, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer shared that he and the team’s medical staff were concerned about Bridgewater’s surgically reconstructed left knee and felt he still had limitations. The reports I’d get back from the medical people weren’t as positive as I was about it, Zimmer said, according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin.

Twins: Jake Odorizzi makes his second start for the Twins on Wednesday after being acquired in a mid-February trade with Tampa Bay. Odorizzi pitched six shutout innings in his 2018 debut last week against Baltimore.

Pirates: Ivan Nova (0-0, 3.60 ERA) is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two career starts against Minnesota.

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