NFL reveals recommendations for simpler protocol for catch rule

The NFL Competition Committee has come out with an easier set of rules to determine if a catch is actually a catch.

According to NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron, the following language will be used to make sure all catches are deemed fair.

Riveron revealed Monday, he and other members of the league looked into controversial catches from the past couple years (think Dez Bryant and Jesse James) and did say those controversial calls should have been catches.

Cardinals: RHP Luke Gregerson (left hamstring strain) was to make his third rehab appearance Monday, general manager Mike Girsch said before the game. “We’re getting close. We’re probably trying to get him back-to-back and see how that goes, but maybe a week or 10 days, something like that in that range,” Girsch said. … 3B Jedd Gyorko (right hamstring strain) did some work on the field. “He’s probably a few days from ramping up his baseball activities,” said Girsch, who expects Gyorko to be back in about 10 days. … RHP Brett Cecil (left shoulder strain) also is dealing with tendinitis in his foot, Girsch said. He is not expected back until close to the end of the month if not later.

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (1-1, 6.30), who pinch ran for Cain, will be making his third start of the season. Suter is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six career games and two starts against the Cardinals.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (1-1, 2.84) has a 1.98 ERA against Milwaukee. That’s the second-lowest mark among active pitchers. He pitched 8 1/3 innings on April 4 at Milwaukee in a 6-0 victory.

Stanton will join Cleveland after spending the past five years with the Cardinals. Stanton becomes the second quarterback the Browns added to their roster this offseason, joining Tyrod Taylor, who was acquired in a trade with the Bills.

There’s also speculation that the Browns will draft a quarterback in next month’s NFL Draft as Cleveland has the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks.

The Browns have struggled in the past to find a consistent quarterback finishing last season 0-16 with rookie DeShone Kizer. Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler have also played, but haven’t seen success over the past two years.

While head coach Hue Jackson has already said “(Taylor) is going to be the starting quarterback. There is no competition,” Stanton will bring depth to the position.

Stanton, 33, started 13 games in five seasons in Arizona. Four of those starts came last season while filling in for an injured Carson Palmer. He went 3-1 in 2017 and 9-4 overall with Arizona.buccaneers_003