The NFL is now requiring teams to post a photo of a member of the roster on the official roster pages of their players.
The rule is intended to allow fans to easily see who is playing on the same team.
The new rule is one of several moves by the NFL to combat a rising trend of fake fan sites that make it harder for fans to find the real deal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL Network’s “First Take” that he was looking to make the rule more accessible to fans.
“This is an important rule change,” Goodell said.
“This is about ensuring that fans have a reliable and accurate source of information about players.”
Fans who want to create their own photo or video profiles of players can now submit their photos on the players’ official team websites.
The rule also allows fans to add other photos and videos on the teams’ official roster sites.
The rules are the latest steps to address the growing trend of fan sites, which are increasingly used to promote fake fan accounts.
“There’s a huge demand for these sites,” said Matt Smith, director of digital media and marketing at FanZone, an online community for fans of professional sports.
“People want to find people to cheer on.
They want to know where the players are.
This will make it easier for people to find them.”
Fans can also create their profile on teams’ player websites with the new rule.
Fans can submit up to four photos, or up to 20 videos, for teams to upload to their team’s official roster.
They must use the official team photo on their profile and post a link to the photos at the bottom of their profile.
Fans who submit photos will earn points that they can use toward team merchandise purchases.
“These are very important points of revenue for our league,” Goodell told “First Takes” on Wednesday.
“We’ve been able to generate a lot of revenue by having these photo-based marketing tools.”
Fans will have to post the photos to the players official team website and must also provide an email address and phone number for the company to contact them.
“We are excited about this change,” said NFL Vice President of Business Development Jeff Miller.
“There is a huge appetite for fans looking to create photo profiles, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer them.”
The NFL is encouraging fans to report fake account owners and other suspicious activity through the official website and mobile app, but the rule will not be enforced until later this year.
The league said it is also adding an enhanced social media reporting system for fans.