Falcons' McKay to chair NFL Competition Committee

  • By National Football League
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Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay has been named the chairman of the NFL Competition Committee, the NFL announced Tuesday.

McKay, a member of the committee since 1994, has served as co-chair since 1998, including since 2001 with former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.

Though no longer a member of the committee, Fisher will continue to serve in a non-voting, advisory role during the current offseason.

The committee, which studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs, consists of the following members:

Rich McKay Atlanta Falcons Chairman
Stephen Jones Dallas Cowboys  
Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals  
John Mara New York Giants  
Ozzie Newsome Baltimore Ravens  
Bill Polian Indianapolis Colts  
Rick Smith Houston Texans  

The Coaches' Subcommittee, which makes recommendations to the Competition Committee, consists of the following current and former NFL head coaches:

John Madden Chairman
John Harbaugh Baltimore Ravens
Mike Holmgren Cleveland Browns
Sean Payton New Orleans Saints
Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
Steve Spagnuolo St. Louis Rams
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers
Norv Turner San Diego Chargers
Ken Whisenhunt Arizona Cardinals


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