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Live updates: New rules proposals from NFL owners meeting




Follow Football Zebras for a comprehensive rundown of the rules proposals that are under consideration with the owners.

The status of the proposals below will be updated throughout the meetings as information is released.

  • 1. Move kickoffs to 40-yd line. FAILED
  • 2. Personal fouls reviewable. FAILED
  • 3. No overtime in preseason. TABLED.
  • 4. Extend goalposts to 35 ft. PASSED
  • 5. 37-yard extra-point kicks. FAILED, but passed a trial in Week 1 and 2 of preseason for future consideration
  • 6. Add fixed cameras to boundaries. TABLED for more evaluation
  • 7. Any official’s decision can be challenged. FAILED
  • 8. Roll-up blocks on legs from side illegal. PASSED.
  • 9. Allow league office to consult on replay. PASSED.
  • 10. Recovery of ball in field of play reviewable. PASSED
  • 11. Allow clock to run after QB sack. PASSED
  • 12. Eliminate the 1-yd “pick”/”bump” zone. TABLED
  • 13. Simplify complex penalty enforcement spots. PASSED

Bylaws proposals

  • 1. Allow 3 additional active roster players for Thursday/Saturday games. TABLED
  • 2. Increase practice squad from 8 to 10. TABLED
  • 3. Allow player trades prior to start of league year. TABLED
  • 4. Have only one roster cutdown in preseason. FAILED
  • 5. Allow more than 1 player to be able to return from injured reserve. FAILED
  • 6. Allow open testing and timing for draft prospects at team sites. FAILED
  • 7. Move final roster cutdown from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. PASSED

Resolution/policy proposal

  • 1. Allow closed retractable roof to open at halftime. TABLED for future consideration.

Miscellaneous items

  • Expand playoffs to 7th seed (not a Competition Committee proposal)
  • Allow teams to charge credit card purchases of playoff tickets only after team has clinched a home game. PASSED.