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NFL to experiment with longer extra point

Kicker Mason Crosby: Morgan Crawzford. Photo: Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL to experiment with longer extra point

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 26, 2014

Mason Crosby will have a new challenge when he takes to the field to kick field goals and extra points in preseason for the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL has approved moving the line of scrimmage for extra points to the 20 yard line instead of the 2.5 yard line, making them 37 yards instead of the previous 20-yard kick.

Those longer extra points will only be put in effect in the first two preseason games.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause:

The goalposts will become taller as well, with uprights reaching 35 feet high.

A series of other rules changes were also approved.

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