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NFL kickoff rules altered

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By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer

NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line, keep touchbacks coming out to the 20 and allow the number of players in a blocking wedge to remain at two.

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Kick coverage players now will be limited to lining up 5 yards or fewer from the spot of the kickoff.

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