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The NFL Competition Committee has officially adopted seven new rules changes that will go into effect next season.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Competition Committee today adopted seven new rules while looking over proposals at the league's annual owners meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Below are the seven new or changed rules that will go into effect starting this season.

  • All chop blocks are now illegal.
  • The line of scrimmage for PATs is now permanently moved to the defensive team's 15-yard line, and the defense is allowed to return any missed Try.
  • The horse collar rule now includes when a defender grabs the jersey at the name plate or above and pulls a runner toward the ground.
  • There will now be a delay of game penalty when a team attempts to call a timeout when it is not permitted to do so.
  • Eliminated multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession.
  • Offensive and defensive play callers on the coaching staffs are now permitted to use the coach-to-player communication system regardless of whether they are on the field or in the coaches' booth.
  • Eliminated the five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching a forward pass after being out of bounds and re-establishing himself inbounds, and made it a loss of down.