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NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal

On a conference call Thursday, the 32 owners also increased the number of players who may be designated for return from the injured list during a season.
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NFL 100 logo is seen on FedEx Field prior to an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Washington redskins, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

NFL owners have tabled a proposal for an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 play and approved testing expanded use of video replay in the preseason to aid in officiating. 

On a conference call Thursday, the 32 owners also increased the number of players who may be designated for return from the injured list during a season from two to three.

Also passed was making permanent the expansion of automatic replay reviews to include scoring plays and turnovers negated by a foul, and any successful or unsuccessful extra points. 

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