EAGAN, Minn. — NFL special teams guidelines continue to shift.
Tuesday, NFL team owners approved a proposal that will allow returners who fair-catch kickoffs and safety kicks behind the 25-yard line to spot the ball at their team’s 25-yard line.
The league argues this will reduce injuries in a less-regulated phase of the game, though special teams coaches mostly disagreed.
The rule will go into effect for one year on a trial basis.
Here is the full text of the resolution:
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