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NFL likely to shorten overtime, add IR spot, per report

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The NFL Spring League Meeting will take place from May 22-24 in Chicago, Illinois. Although many rule changes were discussed and voted on over a month ago, a few issues were tabled until the May meetings.

According to Judy Battista of, it appears that two proposals are likely to be approved, starting with allowing a second player to come off injured reserve:

This is the first I’m hearing of having a second player possibly come off IR later in a season, and I think it’s a good move. I’ve always felt that the lack of roster flexibility to accommodate medium-recovery-time injuries in the NFL was ridiculous.

The other proposal is the one that we knew about: reducing regular season overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes:

I wasn’t a fan of this proposal then, and I’m not a fan of it now. I’d like to hear what the logic is behind the change, and it better not be for safety reasons. This will lead to more ties, and that’s not good for the game.

At the May meetings, the subject of loosening regulations on player celebrations is also expected to come up.