One of the most controversial NFL rules from the 2010 season won’t be getting any more controversial, at least not yet.
The NFL has tabled the question of adjusting the rules regarding hits on defenseless receivers, according to Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network.
The league was considering expanding the window within which receivers were protected from hits to the head or with the head. The Competition Committee also proposed eliminating all launching.
The issue could be revisited at the next ownership meetings in May. Then again, the league supposedly was going to consider extending the postseason overtime rule to the regular season in May 2010, and the issue has by all appearances been tabled indefinitely.