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NFL considers eliminating tuck rule

7:47 PM, Mar. 14, 2013
Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson hits New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, causing a fumble that the Raiders recovered. However, the officials determined Brady?s arm was going forward, making it an incompletion rather than a fumble. The play during the 2001 playoffs brought attention to the NFL's tuck rule, which now may be eliminated. File/Getty Images
Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson hits New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, causing a fumble that the Raiders recovered. However, the officials determined Brady?s arm was going forward, making it an incompletion rather than a fumble. The play during the 2001 playoffs brought attention to the NFL's tuck rule, which now may be eliminated. File/Getty Images
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One of the most controversial rules in the NFL is on the verge of abolishment.

Teams will vote next week on a proposal to eliminate the tuck rule.

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