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NFL Notes: Extra Points, Saints, Steelers, & Titans

Extra Points

Peter King reports that NFL owners will likely vote this week to make changes to the extra point.

King points out that NFL teams have missed 26 of their last 4,939 extra point attempts, which likely explains why there’s support for alterations.

There were three proposals made by teams and the competition committee in recent weeks.

  1. The Patriots proposal consists of snapping the ball from the 15-yard line for a one-point kick or placing the ball at the two-yard line for a two-point conversion. It’s worth mentioning that a kick from the 15-yard line would result in a 32- or 33-yard extra point attempt.
  2. The Eagles also proposed using the 15-yard line for extra point attempts, but instead moving the ball to the one-yard line for two-point conversions. On top of that, Philadelphia suggested that the defense should be able to score points by returning a turnover for a two-point conversion.
  3. The last proposal comes from the competition committee, who suggested the same thing as the Eagles, but would instead place the ball for two-point conversions at the two-yard line.

Saints

  • Saints signed undrafted free agent LB Henry Coley to a contract following the team’s rookie minicamp. (Evan Woodbery)

Steelers

Titans

  • ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky fully expects the Titans to keep Charlie Whitehurst on their roster, even with Marcus Mariota and Zach Mettenberger on their roster.
  • Kuharsky projects Andy Levitre to be the Titans left guard and for rookie Jeremiah Poutasi to be their right tackle.
  • Kuharsky writes that this season could very well be Levitre’s last opportunity to live up to his potential after signing a big-money contract with the team a few years ago.
  • Kuharsky can see either rookie Andy Gallik or Brian Schwenke in the mix at guard.
  • According to Kuharsky, Dorial Green-Beckham will apply far more pressure to Justin Hunter for playing time than Kendall Wright.

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