NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker kicks an onside kick during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology advisor to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, file)
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Posted at 4:36 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated2020-05-21 16:36:45-04
The NFL is considering adding a "booth umpire" and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.
The league also is looking at other rule changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.
NFL clubs received a list of potential rule changes on Thursday.
Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28.
A "booth umpire" would serve as an eighth game official.
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