NFL rule proposal would make extra point 43-yard kick

Eagles kicker Alex Henery kicks the game winning extra point against the Ravens as Eagles punter...

Eagles kicker Alex Henery kicks the game winning extra point against the Ravens as Eagles punter Chas Henry holds during NFL action in Philadelphia in 2012. The league is looking at moving the extra-point spot back to the 25-yard line. (Tim Shaffer/Reuters/Files)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:32 PM ET

The NFL isn't booting the extra point, but the league announced a radical proposal Wednesday to make the kick much longer.

Instead of snapping the ball from the defensive team's two-yard line, the conversion try would be snapped from the 25 -- making it a 43-yard kick.

Teams opting to go for two points would still snap the ball from the two-yard line.

This rule is one of 21 proposals the league's owners will mull over next week at their annual meeting in Orlando. Thirteen involve playing rules, seven are by-law amendments and one is a resolution change.

This past season, kickers missed only five of 1,267 conversions, a failure rate of just 0.4%. And four of the five were blocked, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, a leading member of the NFL's competition committee, said on a league conference call announcing the proposals.


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