NFL owners approve new rules, replay changes for 2021

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NFL owners have approved several new rule changes for the 2021 season, including modifications to the instant replay system and the expansion of eligible jersey numbers.

The league approved increased communication during the instant replay process and the replay assistant will consult with the on-field officials on rulings related to possession of the ball, a complete or incomplete pass, in bounds or out of bounds, whether a ballcarrier reached the goal line or first-down marker or if a ballcarrier was down by contact.