Support seems to growing for change to NFL's onside kick rule

Report Support seems to be growing for change to NFL's onside kick rule

Report Support seems to be growing for change to NFL's onside kick rule

According to NFL Media's Judy Battista, the proposal "has in the past been sniffed at by some as too gimmicky", but it will be under consideration by owners during a May 28 virtual meeting.

FILE - In this December 15, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker kicks an onside kick during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

By Baltimore and Los Angeles Chargers; to amend Rule 19, Section 2, to add a Senior Technology Advisor to the Referee to assist the officiating crew.

National Football League clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday.

Included in the proposal is preseason implementation of a sky judge, one of nine formal rules all 32 teams will vote on during league meetings next week.

From the Eagles: An alternative to the onside kick, that would allow the trailing team a chance to keep the ball after scoring by going for it on a 4th-and-15 play from the kicking team's 25-yard line.

The competition committee sent a report to teams last month, in which it stated support for further analysis of on-field officials being assisted by officiating personnel who would have access to a video feed. That could be done a maximum of twice per game.

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The NFL announced seven rule change proposals on Thursday and the most notable is a proposal to attempt a fourth-and-long scenario in place of an onside kick.

-Adding all placekicks and any scoring plays or turnovers negated by penalty as the instances calling for automatic booth review.

The Eagles had proposed restoring preseason and regular-season overtime to 15 minutes and to implement rules to minimize the impact of the overtime coin toss.

The Miami Dolphins have proposed giving the defense the option for the game clock to start on the referee's signal if that defense declines an offensive penalty that occurs late in either half.

- By the Competition Committee, to amend Rule 4, Section 3, Article 2, to prevent teams from manipulating the game clock by committing multiple dead-ball fouls while the clock is running. But they have withdrawn the idea.

The NFL has already punted the one-year trial with defensive pass interference replay after infractions were rarely overturned despite visual evidence.

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