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Rule changes and points of emphasis highlighted in NFL training camp video

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The NFL has posted the video shown to the players at training camps explaining the rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015. You can download the 8½-minute video here.

A quick summary of the rule changes:

  • Point-after touchdown conversions will snap from the 15 for a kick and the 2 for a run or pass
  • The defense may recover and score on a point-after-touchdown attempt.
  • Clock errors at the expiration of the half greater than 1 second are reviewable with limitations
  • Pushing into the line on a punt is illegal just as on a field goal or extra-point kick
  • A receiver is in a defenseless posture from hits to the head/neck immediately following an interception
  • Chop block exceptions for H-backs and tight ends removed
  • Linebackers can be numbered 40-49
  • Players reporting ineligible must be in tight formation where a lineman ordinarily would be
  • Independent certified athletic trainers (ATC) may call for an injury timeout if a player exhibits concussion symptoms
  • Retractable roofs may be opened at halftime if certain weather conditions are met (2015 season only)