This is The Real Reason Why NFL Owners Passed ‘no leaping’ Rule

NFL owners approved eight rule changes ahead of the 2017 season at the annual meeting, and one polarizing new rule will make blocked kicks even more of a rarity. Starting in 2017, defensive players will not be allowed to leap over the line of scrimmage — and the change isn’t exactly popular with some players around the league.

On Wednesday’s episode of “Undisputed,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he doesn’t think the rule change was really about improving player safety.

 

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