Four safety proposals passed

Updated: March 24, 2009, 9:04 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Apparently, the NFL is serious about putting safety first at this year's owners' meeting.

Owners passed four safety proposals Tuesday morning, a full day before they normally pass any rules involving action on the field. In past meetings, owners usually waited until Wednesdays to debate and vote on rule changes involving the game. The Competition Committee makes its annual report to owners on Monday, giving supporters or opponents an extra day to lobby for votes.

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