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NFL to experiment with shorter goalpost width at Pro Bowl

The kicks that don't count are about to get harder.

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According to NFL Insider, changes are coming with respect to NFL goalposts. But they may only be temporary. Glazer reports that the NFL will actually change the width of the uprights during this year's Pro Bowl to make kicks more difficult.

The NFL already made a change to the goalposts this season by increasing their height by five feet. Of course, that move was made in order to make it easier for officials to determine whether or not a kick is good, and not to increase the difficulty.

It will be interesting to see if any long changes ever emerge. The NFL tinkered with long extra attempts in the preseason.

Something to keep an eye on. If kicks do indeed get harder, it's good for the Eagles that they have a promising young kicker in Cody Parkey.

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