The NFL's competition committee will be considering the rule
proposed by Goodell last month at the annual league meetings that
begin Monday in Boca Raton, Fla.
"I think it's foolish," Sherman said Sunday during a TV interview
"But it sounds like something somebody who's never played the game
would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn't
understand. He's just a face. He's just a suit. He's never stepped
foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul."
Sherman was recently elected to the NFL Players Association
executive committee and has previously served as the Seahawks' union
The competition committee also is likely to discuss the catch rule
and the outspoken Sherman was asked why the catch-or-no-catch play
generates so much controversy.
"Because you've got a bunch of suits doing it," Sherman said. "Like
I said before, you don't have a bunch of guys ... let Jerry Rice and
Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Chris
Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion
about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.
"I guarantee you it'd be more effective than the rule they have now
because those are the pass-catchers. Those are some of the best
pass-catchers we've had. I think it'd be more straightforward and to
the point. You've got a bunch of guys who have never played. They've
probably touched a football to hold it out or to shake somebody's
hand, to take a picture, but they've never played the game."
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The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with linebacker Mike Morgan on
a new contract.
The deal keeps the linebacker and special teams standout in Seattle,
where he has spent his entire NFL career.
Morgan, who first joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in
2011 out of USC, was an unrestricted free agent. The 6-foot-3,
226-pounder Morgan started two games last season, recording 17
tackles and one sack in 14 games.
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The New York Giants re-signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a
one-year deal, according to reports.
Brinkley, 30, started the final nine games last season at middle
linebacker in place of injured Jon Beason. Brinkley recorded 67
tackles, four forced fumbles and one sack. He saw most of his
playing time in the first half of the season on special teams.
Brinkley signed with the Giants after getting released by the Dallas
Cowboys before the start of the 2015 season. (Editing by Andrew
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