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NFL to try PAT kicks from 20 for 2 preseason weeks

2 years 8 months 1 week ago March 26, 2014 Mar 26, 2014 Wednesday, March 26 2014 March 26, 2014 1:58 PM in Sports
Source: AP Pro Football Writer
By: BARRY WILNER

ORLANDO, Fla. - The NFL will experiment with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason this summer, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.

Team owners preferred to see how the longer extra points work in exhibition games before making any decisions on a permanent switch.

On Wednesday, the owners also rejected proposals to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and to allow more than one player to be placed on injured reserve, then return to the roster during the season.

Adopted on the final day of the spring meetings were proposals to extend the length of the goalposts 5 feet to 35 feet to better determine if kicks are good, and no longer stopping the clock on sacks.

As expected, no vote was taken on expanding the playoffs, although the topic was discussed.

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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