Report: Eagles Propose ST Rule Change
March 22, 2017 12:49 PM | Alex Smith
The Eagles have had the NFL's best special teams unit in two of the last three seasons, and now it appears as if they're looking to make a different kind of special teams impact this offseason.

According to a report from ESPN, the Eagles have proposed a rule change regarding extra points and field goals. Under the new rule, defensive players would be prohibited from jumping over the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block the kick. As of now, players can leap over the center to try to perfectly time a block, as long as they don't propel themselves off of the offensive player. But the current rule can be challenging to officiate and player safety must be taken into account as well.

The NFL's competition committee will present a list of proposed rule changes to the owners at next week's league meetings in Arizona. According to the ESPN report, other rule change proposals could include shortening overtime during preseason and regular season games and automatic ejections for certain "egregious" hits. The league will also reportedly discuss hiring full-time officials.

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