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NFL owners ban two types of play

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The NFL owners approved two changes to field goals Tuesday. They banned overloading a formation while attempting to block a field goal or extra point. Players not on the line can’t push teammates on the line into blockers, either.
Players don’t trust docs? Show me, says John York

PHOENIX – San Francisco 49ers owner John York, chairman of an NFL player health and safety committee, would like to see the union’s study saying players don’t trust team medical staffs.

He’s not even sure it exists.

York says no one in the league has seen the survey in which the NFL Players Association claimed nearly three-quarters of its members don’t trust team medical staffs and are not satisfied with the way their team manages injuries.

“I don’t know what the questions were. I have no idea how many players were asked or what the responses were,” York said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.

The union said in a statement made to The Associated Press it does not take York seriously.

“Coming from the organization that denied Joe Montana workers compensation benefits for years, we are not concerned about the remarks about our player survey,” the statement said. “The day the NFL commits itself to taking care of players who have been injured at work is the day we begin to take these types of comments seriously.”

The union released its study during Super Bowl week.



AP Sports Writer Bob Baum contributed to this story.

NFL owners ban two types of play

The NFL owners approved two changes to field goals Tuesday. They banned overloading a formation while attempting to block a field goal or extra point. Players not on the line can’t push teammates on the line into blockers, either.
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