NFL to try longer extra-point kick during preseason

Chiefs lose another starter for opener against Titans (Image 1)
Chiefs lose another starter for opener against Titans (Image 1)

Wednesday the NFL announced that it will experiment with moving the extra-point kick back to the 20-yard line for two weeks during preseason play.

Previously the kick was attempted from the two-yard line, but the new change will make the kick a 38-yard attempt.

The teams agreed to see how the longer attempt would play out before making a permanent decision.

The league has also tabled a proposal to extend the 20-yard trial to 25 yards permanently during the season.

If the league decides to make the extra-point kick 25-yards during the regular season, it would extend that 37-yard attempt to 43 yards.

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