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NFL | Rule changes approved

NFL owners have approved two new rule changes that will go into effect next season. The first rule is that all peel-back blocks have been deemed illegal. Prior to the rule change, only peel-back blocks inside the tackle box were penalized. A player will receive a 15-yard penalty if he violates the rule. The other rule change is that a defense can have only six or fewer players on each side of the snapper on field goal and extra point attempts. A team will receive a five-yard penalty if they violate the rule. An addition to that rule is players not on the line during the attempts are not allowed to push teammates on the line into blockers. They will receive a 15-yard penalty if they violate the rule.

2013-03-19 16:37:18 | Source: The Associated Press

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