NFL owners vote to move extra point try to 15-yard line

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NFL owners vote to move extra point try to 15-yard line
Monday May 18th, 2015

NFL owners voted on Tuesday to approve a proposal to change the extra point try to the 15-yard line, NFL head of officials Dean Blandino said

Additionally, the defense will have the opportunity to return a blocked kick for two points. Two-point conversion attempts will still be from the 2-yard-line, as extra point kicks had been previously.

The owners of the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders voted against the changes, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports. Three-fourths of owners had to approve the changes for it to pass.

The owners considered three proposals for changing the extra point when they hold their spring meetings this week: One by the New England Patriots, one by the Philadelphia Eagles and one by the league's competition committee. The competition committee's proposal is the one that was approved.

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The Patriots had proposed snapping the ball from the 15-yard line for an extra point kick or trying a two-point conversion from the 2-yard line.

The Eagles also proposed an extra point try from the 15-yard line, but suggested moving moving a two-point conversion attempt to the 1-yard line. Philadelphia also proposed the defense being allowed to score points if a two-point attempt results in a turnover taken to the opposite end zone.

Some of the early extra point change proposals that did not end up being voted on by owners included a "bonus field goal" from 50 yards out and a mandatory two-point conversion attempt after an automatic seven points for a touchdown. 

- Molly Geary

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