Complete list of proposed NFL rule changes

Complete list of proposed NFL rule changes
March 23, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Scott Krinch

NFL owners will hold their annual meeting in Orlando this week to discuss new rule change proposals and the state of the league.

Check out the list below to see what changes could be in store for the NFL in 2014 and the near future.

Possible rule changes:

1. Move the kickoff from the 35-yard line to the 40-yard line.

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2. Eliminate overtime during the preseason.

3. Expansion of instant replay, including personal foul penalties.

4. Expand goal post an additional five feet above the cross bar.

5. Extra point attempts to be kicked from the opposing team's 25-yard line.

6. Add six cameras to all boundary lines to better assist in instant replay reviews.

7. Allow coaches to challenge any official's decision.

8. Penalties for rolling up on a player's leg from the side.

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9. Allow referees to speak with the league's command center in New York to assist in reviewing a play.

10. Changing review rules on fumble recoveries on the field.

11. No clock stoppage on a quarterback sack.

12. Modifying pass interference so that it can be called within a yard of the line of scrimmage.

13. Enforce defensive penalties behind the line of scrimmage from the previous spot, instead of from the end of a run or spot of the foul.

Possible bylaw proposals

1. Increase the number of active players on game day rosters from 46 to 49 for games played on any day other Sunday or Monday in the regular season.

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2. Increase the practice squad from eight players to 10 players.

3. Allow teams to trade players before the start of the new league year.

4. Have just one training camp cut-down from 90 players to 53 players, instead of the traditional cut-down to 75 players.

5. Allow more than one player to return from injured reserve after six weeks.

6. Let clubs time and test up to 10 perspective draft prospects at their own team facility. Also, allow other clubs to come watch the testing.

7. Change the time of the final roster cut from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET after the final preseason game.