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John Harbaugh supports change of ineligible receiver rule

The rule change that the Ravens proposed, prohibiting defensive players on punts from pushing teammates into the offensive formation at the line of scrimmage, got the necessary votes for approval Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. However, there has been no resolution on the proposed rule change that is being closely linked to the Ravens. The NFL competition committee has proposed to “make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible, and line up outside the core of the formation.” The New England Patriots used the tactic in their 35-31 victory in the AFC divisional playoff round, leaving the Ravens struggling to adjust. If the...