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A rundown on NFL's committee power brokers

By Mark Gaughan

The NFL's competition committee got a lot of attention last week after the league passed a new rule making it illegal for running backs to lower the crown of their helmets outside the tackle box. The competition committee is comprised of eight coaches or general managers who oversee competition and suggest rules changes.

The panel's chairman is Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons. The others on the committee are: Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Giants co-owner John Mara, Packers president Mark Murphy, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and Texans general manager Rick Smith.

Here's a rundown on the executives who head the other committees in the NFL:

 

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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