iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NFL is reportedly looking to insert data chips into balls in an effort to get more information on how the game is played.
A league source told ESPN on Sunday that plans are being finalized to introduce the chips during the upcoming preseason and use them on Thursday night games once the regular season kicks off.
“The data would be used for research that could spark significant changes in officiating, kicking and other areas as soon as the 2017 season,” ESPN reports.
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