The NFL owners will hold a virtual league meeting on May 28. The agenda includes consideration of seven rule-change proposals, including two from the Eagles.
The Eagles initially proposed four rule changes, but withdrew two of them – one that had to do with blindside blocks, and another changing the length of the overtime period back to 15 minutes (it’s currently 10) and minimizing the benefit of the overtime coin toss.
The two Eagles-authored rule-change proposals still on the agenda:
The Eagles’ onside-kick alternative would allow the trailing team to substitute one offensive play for the kickoff. The trailing team would get the ball at its 25-yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. If it converts the first down, it would keep the ball.
One NFL executive said the Eagles’ onside-kick alternative is expected to generate considerable discussion.
The five other rule-change proposals that will be discussed by the owners next week: