Calvin Johnson applauds NFL’s new catch rule: ‘We knew it was a catch from Day 1’

It was Calvin Johnson’s would-be touchdown that started the debate about what is and isn’t a catch eight years ago, and now that the NFL has rewritten a rule that he helped define, Johnson said he’s happy the league is finally using its common sense.
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Since Johnson’s play, several other high-profile catch/no-catch rulings have impacted games.

Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had a big fourth-down conversion overturned on replay in a 2015 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James had his would-be go-ahead touchdown ruled incomplete in a crucial late-season loss to the New England Patriots last year. And in the Super Bowl, Corey Clement had a controversial touchdown ruled complete in the third quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ eight-point win.

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