NFL Rule 3, section 21, article 2

<P><STRONG>NFL Rule 3, Section 21, Article 2 Note 2:</STRONG> </P> <P>When Team A [Patriots]&nbsp;&nbsp;player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball...

NFL Rule 3, Section 21, Article 2 Note 2:

When Team A [Patriots]  player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble.

Note 3: If the player loses possession of the ball while attempting to recock his arm, it is a fumble.


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