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NFL owners to mull 15 rule changes
March 24, 2017 04:45 PM | Larry Mayer
NFL owners will consider 15 rule changes when they meet next week in Arizona. The proposals include reducing overtime in the preseason and regular season from 15 to 10 minutes, and giving the final say on all replay decisions to a centralized office in New York.

Here are all 15 proposals and who submitted them:

1. Long-snappers would be given additional protections on kick plays. (Eagles)

2. Players would no longer be permitted to leap over the offensive line in an attempt to block a field goal or extra point. (Eagles)

3. The "crown of the helmet" foul would be expanded to include the "hairline" part of the helmet. (Eagles)

4. Teams would be awarded a third replay challenge if they were successful on at least one of their first two challenges, and reviewable plays outside of two minutes of each half would be expanded. (Eagles)

5. The limit of three total challenges per team per game would be eliminated as would be the requirement that a team be successful on each of its first two challenges to be awarded a third. (Redskins)

6. The line of scrimmage would be moved from the 25- to the 20-yard line after a free kick travels through the uprights. (Redskins)

7. Coaches would be allowed to challenge any official's decision except scoring plays and turnovers. (Bills and Seahawks)

8. The rule that disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls would become permanent. (Competition Committee)

9. The rule that changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line would remain in place for a second season. (Competition Committee)

10. The length of preseason and regular season overtime periods would be reduced to 10 minutes. (Competition Committee)

11. A receiver running a pass route would be given defenseless player protection. (Competition Committee)

12. Crack back blocks by a backfield player who is in motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle when the ball is snapped, would be prohibited. (Competition Committee)

13. The sideline replay monitor would be replaced with a hand-held device and designated members of the Officiating department would be designated to make the final decision on replay reviews. (Competition Committee)

14. Committing multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the game clock would be considered Unsportsmanlike Conduct. (Competition Committee)

15. Actions to conserve time after the two-minute warning of either half would be illegal. (Competition Committee)

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