NFL owners have tabled the fourth-and-15 onside kick alternative via their virtual meeting, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
NFL owners have tabled the 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick, I’m told. Further discussion needed.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 28, 2020
The rule would have allowed the Kansas City Chiefs — and 31 other NFL teams — a chance to maintain possession by going for it on fourth-and-15 from their 25-yard line.
Pelissero also noted a few rules that did pass.
A bylaw change increasing the number of players that may be designated to return from injured reserve from two to three was approved, I'm told.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 28, 2020
Teams can now bring back three players (rather than two) from the injured reserve list to the active roster. Players designated to return must spend a minimum of eight weeks on the inactive list.
Three rules change proposals were approved:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 28, 2020
2. Make permanent expansion of automatic replay reviews to include scoring plays/turnovers negated by foul
8. Expands defenseless player protection for KR/PR
9. Prevents manipulation of game clock with multiple deal-ball fouls
NFL owners also made the expansion of automatic replay on scoring plays and turnovers permanent, expanded more protection for defensive players on kickoffs and prevented game clock manipulation with multiple dead-ball fouls — as we saw both the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans do last season.