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NFL GM's Ponder Rule Changes

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ORLANDO, FLA (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The N-F-L's off-season owners' meetings began this morning in Orlando Florida.

 Packers' general manager Ted Thompson will be a no-show due to a personal matter.  But Green Bay is well-represented by president Mark Murphy, coach Mike McCarthy, and other top brass including chief contract negotiator and vice president Russ Ball.

 Some major rule changes will be considered -- like making it harder to kick extra points by putting the ball at the opponents' 25-yard line instead of the two.

 Also, owners will consider moving the ball up to the 40-yard line for kickoffs, where it used to be located for many years.  Safety reasons are cited for the proposal, such as fewer hard-hitting kickoff returns.

 Safety is also mentioned for a proposal not to have overtime in exhibition games which are tied after the fourth quarter.  Replay could be used on personal foul calls -- and one of the other proposals would no longer stop the clock after a sack.  Most rule changes will be voted on Wednesday.

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