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NFL should consider these rule changes

Originally Published: March 25, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

For safety reasons, the NFL went retro and moved kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35, a rule that was in place in 1993.

With the competition committee being so bold, I thought it was time for me to take advantage of this creative time and come up with the five rule changes I would make if I were on the committee. Here they are:

1. Move the trade deadline to the Tuesday before Thanksgiving: If the NFL can modernize replay, it can modernize regular-season trades. Little is defined ...

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