The NFL’s effort to make football safer was expanded Tuesday by league owners who voted to approve a rule that seeks to take head-first collisions out of the game.

Discussions about curbing the worst collisions in the sport led to the drafting of a new rule that quickly went to a vote.

The exact verbiage and application of the rule won’t be finalized until the next NFL owners meeting in May. It won’t mirror college football’s targeting rule exactly, but it’s a concerted effort to change the way football is changed at all levels.

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In my mind, I think it’ll struggle, Dallas Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, a member of the competition committee, said earlier this week. There’s reasons for it. I certainly understand it. It’s certainly a big penalty. But at the same time, what we don’t want to see is more and more intentional pass interferences where players are tackling guys and things of that nature to keep them from scoring. The Jets proposed that all defensive pass interference fouls should warrant a 15-yard penalty unless the contact is intentional and egregious, which would instead be a spot foul.

I thought Harvey attacked the strike zone pretty good, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. Thought it was interesting to see him go out and compete like that. Good job by him.

Jerry Blevins (1-0) retired Odubel Herrera with two on to end the sixth. Seth Lugo followed with two perfect innings , striking out four.

Lively gave up six hits and walked one as the Phillies fell to 1/3 in Kapler’s first season at the helm. The right-hander struck out five.

Belichick’s trade history isn’t enough alone to call this one a win for the Patriots, but given that he managed to rent a star wide receiver for a year at the cost of a sixth-round pick when other teams are paying premiums to bring in backups, it’s pretty clear that the greatest coach in league history is on another level altogether.patriots_095