Starkiller Posted May 23 Report Share Posted May 23 https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/37714318/fair-catches-nfl-kickoffs-now-spotted-25-yard-line NFL owners took what might be their final step Tuesday toward decreasing injuries on kickoffs before considering a more dramatic set of changes, approving a rule that will incentivize fair catches on balls fielded outside of the end zone. This season, a fair catch on a kickoff will be placed at the 25-yard line regardless of where it is fielded. The proposal is designed to counteract a recent increase in "pop-up" kickoffs that some teams use to pin the returning team deep in their own territory. The tweak to the fair catch spot is in effect for one season only, forcing owners to resume the conversation in 2024. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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