Extra point, chop block and replay on NFL owners’ agenda

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NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL’s powerful competition committee is recommending making permanent extra-point kicks from the 15-yard line, eliminating all chop blocks and ejecting a player for twice receiving certain unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game.

When NFL owners meet next week in Florida, they also will consider such proposals as moving the line of scrimmage up 5 yards to the 25 on kickoff touchbacks; allowing coaches and player to use video rather than just photos on sideline tablets; and expanding the penalties on horse-collar tackles to cover the nameplate on the uniform.

Among the rule proposals that teams will present Monday through Wednesday are several involving video review: allowing three coaches’ challenges instead of two even when one challenge fails; expanding what can be challenged to include everything but turnovers and scores; and eliminating overtime in preseason games.