The NFL has completed the process of changing the catch rule.
League owners voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to adopt the new language defining a catch that waslast week. It was one of seven rules changes approved for the 2018 season.
The new definition for a catch will be as follows:
As we wrote at the time the competition committee released its recommendation for the rule, a simplified definition will certainly help matters, but the key to the rule's success will be consistency of enforcement. Unless the league and the referees enforce the rule the same way, every game, there will still be complaints no matter how many times the rule is changed.