NFL Passes New Rule Changes For 2015

Intro: Colts.com is live in Phoenix this week for the Annual League Meetings. What is the news of the day on Tuesday that will impact the 2015 season?

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PHOENIX – Tuesday came and went at the Annual League Meetings with a couple of rule changes that will occur in the 2015 season.

Along with the new changes, the highlight from Tuesday came with all 16 AFC coaches meeting the media for an hour-long breakfast.

Here are live updates from Tuesday at the NFL League Meetings:

Some rules changes that were passed on Tuesday includes banning defensive players from pushing teammates during a punt, prohibits peel back blocks from offensive players, gives receivers that are defenseless after an interception player protection and makes it illegal for a running back to chop a defensive player who is already engaged by another offensive player outside the tackle box.

What seemed like a no brainer to pass did on Tuesday morning. This stems from the Julian Edelman situation in the Super Bowl where the Patriots wide receiver stayed in the game, despite getting up very slowly from a second-half hit. The spotter can stop play if a player "displays obvious signs of disorientation or is clearly unstable" or if "it becomes apparent that the player will remain in the game and not be attended to by the club's medical or athletic training staff."

The Houston head coach offered some deserved praise for the Colts at Tuesday morning's breakfast. It's O'Brien's Texans that are still the most serious contender to the Colts next season in the AFC South. Besides finding a quarterback (either Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer), perhaps the biggest hurdle for the Texans in the AFC South is winning in Indianapolis, a place they have yet to leave victorious since joining the league in 2002.

Strong. RT @ByJimCorbett: Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt on Mariota: "If he comes to us ... he's definitely going to be the Day 1 starter." — Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) March 24, 2015

Much of the attention of Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast shifted towards the Titans after this comment from Whisenhunt. Now, this is a hypothetical scenario in the Titans drafting Marcus Mariotta but there seems to be some serious interest in taking a quarterback at No. 2 overall. Of course, the Titans could be just building a story here for some serious trade bait.

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