Extra point, chop block and replay on NFL owners' agenda
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, a referee, left, separates New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL's powerful competition committee is recommending making extra point kicks from the 15-yard line permanent, eliminating all chop blocks and ejecting a player for twice receiving certain unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
NEW YORK (AP) The NFL's powerful competition committee is recommending making permanent extra-point kicks from the 15-yard line, eliminating all chop blocks and ejecting a player for twice receiving certain unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game.
When NFL owners meet next week in Florida, they also will consider such proposals as moving the line of scrimmage up 5 yards to the 25 on kickoff touchbacks; allowing coaches and player to use video rather than just photos on sideline tablets; and expanding the penalties on horse-collar tackles to cover the nameplate on the uniform.
Among the rule proposals that teams will present Monday through Wednesday are several involving video review: allowing three coaches' challenges instead of two even when one challenge fails; expanding what can be challenged to include everything but turnovers and scores; and eliminating overtime in preseason games.
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