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19 May 2015, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Extra Points Will Move to the 15

The NFL owners today officially voted to move the line of scrimmage for extra points back to the 15, making the XP now equivalent to a 33-yard field goal. The line of scrimmage remains the 2 for the 2-point conversion. In addition, returning a blocked kick, fumble, or interception on a point-after try will now be worth two points for the defense.

I hate this rule change so much. Why do we need to make the point-after try complicated? If you want to increase excitement, just move the line of scrimmage to the 1 to encourage going for 2-point conversions.

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139 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:26pm by Camille

19 May 2015, 09:08am by Mike Tanier

Deflategate, Roaring 20's Style: New England's 1st Controversial Champions

Hey folks, Tanier here! With DeflateGate slowly eroding my sanity, I jumped at the chance Bleacher Report gave me to tell the story of the Providence Steam Roller. It was meant to just be an oddball feature about 1920s football, but I found some fun parallels with the current state of NFL football in New England.

Take the time to link and share this one. If we get lots of "reader engagement," B/R will let me write more stuff about old-timey football.

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18 comments, Last at 28 May 2015, 4:37am by Dan

18 May 2015, 04:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Justin Smith Officially Retiring

Justin Smith is officially retiring, which everyone pretty much expected anyway. I prefer players announcing their retirement right after their actual final season more than this recently popular practice of sitting around a couple years hoping you get one last contract, then signing a one-day deal with the team you are most identified with just so you can retire.

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138 comments, Last at 26 May 2015, 7:55pm by Mr Shush

18 May 2015, 04:17pm by Vincent Verhei

Dolphins Extend Tannehill Through 2020

The Miami Dolphins have signed Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension that will keep the quarterback in Miami through 2020. Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for $96 million, including $45 million guaranteed.

Tannehill's passing DVOA in his first three seasons: -9.9%, -9.8%, and then 4.1% in 2014.

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74 comments, Last at 21 May 2015, 5:34pm by theslothook

18 May 2015, 12:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Packers Muscle Their Way Into Pitch Perfect 2

In case you were wondering how the Green Bay Packers ended up as an a cappella group in the new movie Pitch Perfect 2, it's apparently all David Bakhtiari's doing.

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2 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 5:43pm by Dice

11 May 2015, 05:41pm by Scott Kacsmar

Deflategate Punishment for Patriots Announced

The Patriots' punishment for Deflategate is revealed.

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833 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2015, 5:18pm by MJK

08 May 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Dante Fowler Tears ACL, Out for Year

The third overall pick in this year's draft tore his ACL in his first-ever NFL practice and is done for the season. Man, fate just hates Jacksonville.

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15 comments, Last at 17 May 2015, 10:44am by SarahStewart732

08 May 2015, 12:21pm by Aaron Schatz

Support FO Writers: Robert Weintraub's New Book

It's not sports-related, but we wanted to let all our readers know about the new book from sometime FO writer Robert Weintraub: "No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII."

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07 May 2015, 01:48pm by Vincent Verhei

La'el Collins Signs With Cowboys

In a somewhat surprising move, LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins has signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

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46 comments, Last at 24 May 2015, 4:00pm by Mr Shush

06 May 2015, 01:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Wells Report on Deflategate Released

It's 243 pages, and as soon as somebody writes up a reasonable summary of what that all says and what's going to happen because of it, we'll link to it. Feel free to discuss here.

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523 comments, Last at 11 May 2015, 9:07pm by dryheat