NFL official says change to extra point might come by next season

Thursday August 21st, 2014

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said a change might be coming to the extra point rule by next season.

The NFL experimented this preseason with moving the ball back to the 15-yard line for extra point attempts. 

Through two weeks of the preseason, eight PAT attempts have been missed. During the 2013 regular season, when the ball was placed at the 2-yard line, kickers converted on 99.6 percent of those attempts. 

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Snaps will be moved back to the 2-yard line for this week of preseason games and for the regular season.

"I don't know if it's the 15-yard line. I think we're going to gather all the information we can from this experiment. I know there were several other proposals, several other ideas," Blandino said to the Dan Patrick Show. "I'm sure some teams will propose some things but I do anticipate this play is going to change

The NFL’s competition committee will most likely look at the issue next year during the league’s annual meetings.

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Blandino said teams will have to adjust to whatever the new rule might be. He did not give specifics on if the rule will involve moving extra point tries to the 15-yard line

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