NFL to possibly move extra point to 25-yard line
The NFL Competition Committee is currently discussing whether to move the extra point attempt from its current location at the 2-yard line to the 25-yard marker, effectively making it a 43-yard kick for completion, according to NFL media reporter Judy Battista.
As Commissioner Roger Goodell has hinted in past deliberations, the extra point attempt is "almost automatic" -- kickers hit on all but five of the 1,267 attempts last season, a conversation rate of 99.6 percent -- and pushing it back would make the play more suspenseful. According to Battista, the last time the conversation rate consistently fell below 90 percent was in the 1930s and early 40s.
A member of the Competition Committee said the change remains far from approval:
"There is no consensus yet. We could experiment in preseason, but we are not there yet."SI WIRE: Saints GM Mickey Loomis hopeful team will work out a long-term deal with Jimmy Graham