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Is NFL really considering microchips in footballs?

Updated: August 6, 2010, 5:36 PM ET
By Maria Burns Ortiz

First, it was instant replay. Then, radio receivers in quarterback helmets. What's next, microchips in footballs?

If German company Cairos Technologies has any say about it, that very well could be.

According to Reuters, Cairos is in talks with the NFL about the possibility of inserting the chips into balls. The devices could then be used to determine placement on downs and touchdowns.

The technology was actually developed with soccer in mind. But the ...

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