NFL needs to show what is and is not a penalty under new helmet rule

Before passing the new catch rule, the NFL provided specific examples of plays (such as the infamous Dez Bryant and Jesse James overturned catches) that would be officiated differently under the new rule. But in passing the new rule on lowering the helmet, the NFL has provided no such examples.

Manning has somehow found new life as the Giants’ starter after the mess that was the end of the Jerry Reese-Ben McAdoo era late last season. The starting quarterback was far from the lone culprit during that 2017 disaster, but his declining play forces New York to keep QB in mind with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Unless the Giants think they can find Manning’s replacement from another team or in a future draft, they can’t pass on this year’s opportunity.

Jimmy Garoppolo, New England’s golden goose who was slated to become Brady’s replacement, will be suiting up in gold and red for the foreseeable future after his trade to San Francisco. That leaves the Patriots with a soon-to-be 41-year-old Brady and a 32-year-old Hoyer as their only passers. That might be OK for the short term, especially if Brady delivers on his goal to play into his mid-40s. But considering the Pats were willing to draft a potential Brady replacement when he was 36, there’s a good chance they do it again with Brady at 40.

The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Logan has played in 74 career games in his five-year NFL career, including 63 starts.

Logan tallied 52 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Chiefs last season in 15 games, including 12 starts.

Over his five seasons in the NFL, he ranks ninth among defensive linemen in “stuffs” (a tackle for loss on a rushing attempt) with 31, according to STATS, Inc.

Prior to joining the Chiefs last season, Logan played four seasons with the Eagles.

“We’re trying to get things started, take advantage of the extra time we have and we want to grow away from basically what happened a year ago, the 3-13 season,” Shurmur said. “We want to grow away from that and try to grow into a team that’s competing to win a division, compete in the playoffs, and then hopefully hold up that fifth Lombardi trophy.bills_049