National Football League owners have approved some rule changes for the upcoming 2017 season at the annual spring owners meetings in Chicago on Tuesday, is reporting.

Amongst the rule changes are the  shortening of preseason and regular season overtime games from 15 minutes to 10 minutes.  Also, there is the elimination the "first cutdown" in NFL training camps down to 75 players after Week 3 of the preseason, and just have one cut before the regular season.

There are also changes to the touchdown celebration rules.  The NFL has used the 15 minute overtime period in the preseason and regular season since 1974.



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