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Report: NFL Exploring 43-Yard Extra Point For 2014 Preseason

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Sam Martin #6 of the Detroit Lions holds the ball as teammate David Akers #2 kicks a field goal during the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 29: Sam Martin #6 of the Detroit Lions holds the ball as teammate David Akers #2 kicks a field goal during the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Back in January, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was exploring the possibility of someday eliminating extra points.

“The extra point is almost automatic. I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd,” Goodell said at the time. “So it’s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play.”

One way to add excitement to the extra point is to make the kick longer and that’s exactly what the competition committee is discussing. According to NFL.com, the league is in the very early stages of a discussion that could lead to extra points being moved back from the 2-yard line to the 25-yard-line for the 2014 preseason. That would make the kick a 43-yard attempt instead of a 20-yard attempt.

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