Hey, NFL: CFL Has Considered Eliminating Extra Point For Several Years

Stephen GostkowskiRoger Goodell said earlier in the week that the NFL was considering eliminating the extra-point kick. It might not be the only league to do so.

The Canadian Football League also is discussing the idea of nixing the point-after attempt and has been for a few years, according to Mike Zwolinski of the Toronto Star. However, the league is adamant that no rule change is imminent.

“Our rules committee discussed the idea of eliminating or altering the convert several years ago and as recently as last year,” CFL vice president of officiating Glen Johnson told the Star. “We plan on continuing to explore this idea, but no change is imminent.”

The NFL’s exploration of the rule might be a reason for the CFL to further discuss an eventual change, but it seems that the idea actually originated north of the border.

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