NFL Owners Mull Cut of Regular-season Overtime to 10 Minutes
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider several rules changes at the annual meeting next week in Phoenix.
Among the agenda items are proposals cutting regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10, eliminating players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays and expanding video challenges and what can be reviewed by officials.
The meeting also will include a discussion of the Raiders' potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Also in the NFL:
— The Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is expected to back up Mike Glennon next season. The Bears, who are coming off a 3-13 season, cut quarterback Jay Cutler this month after eight seasons and the next day signed Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a three-year deal. Sanchez played in two games last season with the Dallas Cowboys, throwing for 93 yards on 10 of 18 attempts. He spent five of his eight seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets before going to the Philadelphia Eagles.
— The Jets have signed 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton, who had 37 catches for 408 yards last season. Patton has 73 career receptions for 880 yards and one touchdown since he was taken by San Francisco in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
— The Bears have re-signed receiver and kickoff returner Deonte Thompson to a one-year contract. He had 22 receptions for 249 yards and finished second in the NFL with 804 kickoff return yards last season.
— The Bengals have announced the re-signing of unrestricted free agent Cedric Peerman to a one-year deal. The eight-year veteran was a Pro Bowl special teams pick in 2015 and was limited to six games last season because of a broken forearm.
— The FBI in Boston has announced that jerseys worn by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the 2015 and 2017 Super Bowls have been returned to Gillette Stadium. Brady's 2017 jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after the team's Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons.