NFL players react to the league's extra point rule changes

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

NFL owners voted Tuesday to change the league's extra point rule, pushing extra point attempts back to the 15-yard line. 

The change creates a 33-yard extra point attempt. 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.

Several players reacted to the move on Twitter, with mixed results. 

Free-agent place kicker Jay Feely, who expressed his disapproval of the change on Tuesday due to safety concerns, wrote a piece for The MMQB in August 2014 about his feelings on the then-potential change.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker told the team's website that moving the attempt back makes "every kicker's job a little bit harder."

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