NFL Won't Change Kickoff Rule During Season

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NFL Won't Change Kickoff Rule During Season 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:41 am

Through the first two weeks of the season, more kickoffs have been returned despite the NFL's adjustment to the touchback.

Despite that fact, the rule change will remain all season. Roger Goodell told Jay Feely of CBS that the touchbacks following kickoffs will continue to be placed at the 25-yard line, regardless of the increase in kickoff returns.

Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, previously said that the league will need four weeks of kick-return data before it can assess whether the rule is working.

Via Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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