NFL owners approved new measures aimed at improving the league's hiring practices for candidates of color, but they stopped short of approving a resolution that would have rewarded minority hiring with draft-pick compensation.
NFL Network reported last week that the owners were considering a proposal that would have improved teams' third-round draft picks by six or 10 spots if they hired a minority candidate for vacant GM or head coach openings.
NFL rules stipulate that 24 of 32 teams must vote to approve a resolution in order for it to go into effect.
Teams will now be required to interview at least two candidates from outside their organization for any vacant head coach job and at least one minority candidate from outside their organization for any vacant offensive, defensive or special teams coordinator job. Previously, the Rooney Rule had required teams to interview only one minority candidate for head coach and none for coordinator.