Next Monday in Arizona, NFL teams will convene for the annual league meetings, which, among other things, are used to formally present and discuss rules change proposals.

This year the league will bring proposals for 23 potential rules changes to the floor. And while most of the proposals are mired in minutiae – replay review logistics, more exact definitions of “peel back” blocks, etc. – it’s Rule Proposal No. 15, offered up by the Indianapolis Colts, that will prove most attention-grabbing. Or head-scratching. Or downright insane.

The Colts are proposing the possibility of a nine-point touchdown, which would occur if a team scored its touchdown, then opted to go for a 2-point conversion. If that conversion was successful, Indianapolis is lobbying for the league to consider installing a one-point bonus kick try with the line of scrimmage at the 32-yard line.

In essence, teams would be able to attempt a 50-yard field goal for a ninth point without any consequence for missing.

COWBOYS: Although defensive end Greg Hardy could face a league suspension for violating the NFL’s domestic conduct policy, Dallas said it agreed to terms with the former Carolina player.

A person with knowledge of the contract said it’s a one-year deal that could earn him $13.1 million if he meets incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because terms of the deal were not announced.

FALCONS: Atlanta re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who led the team in sacks last season.

Biermann was a fifth-round pick from Montana in 2008. He’s played a variety of roles, including a hybrid outside linebacker-defensive end job last season.

GIANTS: The team signed former Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis in a move to strengthen its weak run defense.

The Giants finished 30th in run defense last season. Contract terms weren’t immediately available.

RAVENS: Baltimore and defensive end Chris Canty reached agreement on a two-year deal less than three weeks after parting ways.

 Police in Maryland said that running back Bernard Pierce was charged with drunken driving.