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Roger Goodell Says NFL Looking At Protecting Defensive Players
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a town hall meeting with Denver Broncos season-ticket holders before Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff. Goodell did not dictate the tenor of the question and answer session but the fans clearly have heard his message of player safety, since the majority of questions dealt with the topic.
The league will seriously look at the abolishment of low blocks on defensive players to avoid season-ending injuries like that to Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. "That's high on our list," Goodell said.
The "launching" element of player contact could be completely ruled out after this season. It's such a grey area now that complete elimination, by rule, might be the only way for clarity.
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