According to a source of Nick Underhill. Saints head coach Sean Payton has been added to the NFL’s competition committee.
Among duties the committee is responsible for are, rules, regulations, player safety and technologies used in the game. For example all footballs in use this season will be equipped with chips. While not accurate enough to use for replay purposes they will provide valuable information to the league which will be helpful in reviewing competitive facets of the game as well as possibly provide valuable player safety info. The chips have less than a foot, about six inches, of accuracy, so can’t be used at this time to reverse calls like spotting the ball or determining if a player is out of bounds or across the goal-line.