Getting their kicks: Things got a little more interesting today for kickers, as NFL owners voted 30-2 to move the extra point back.
The extra point, which was almost considered automatic, will now be more of a challenge as the line of scrimmage will now be the 15-yard line.
The rule, which will be in effect for the 2015 season, was passed during the Spring League Meeting held in San Francisco.
Two-point conversions will remain the same, snapped from the two-yard line. Defensive players can now return a fumbled or intercepted two-point conversion attempt. Blocked extra points can also be returned.Patriots accept punishment: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said during the Spring League Meeting that he will not appeal the punishment handed down from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Deflategate.
The Patriots were fined $1 million and will lose their first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017, punishment Kraft said they will accept.
"Although I might disagree with what is decided, I do have respect for the commissioner and believe that he's doing what he perceives to be in the best interests of the full 32. So in that spirit, I don't want to continue the rhetoric that's gone on for the last four months," said Kraft. "I'm going to accept, reluctantly, what he has given to us, and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric. And we won't appeal."