NFL owners today approved a rule change of point-after-touchdown kick attempts now being snapped from the 15-yard line instead of the 2. That makes the 1-point try the equivalent of a 33-yard field goal.
Seahawks' kicker Steven Hauschka hasn't missed from the 30-39-yard range on a field goal since 2011. He is 52-55 from that range in seven NFL seasons.
Another rule change that came out of the league meetings in San Francisco also make the PAT "live," in that now the defense can return a blocked kick or a turnover on a two-point play for two points. Two-point conversion attempts will still be snapped from the 2-yard line.
This new PAT is likely to be almost as automatic as the old one. The esteemed former TNT Seahawks writer Mike Sando details what the league's kickers did from that distance last season:
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BRONSON TO IR
Today the Seahawks put Demitrius Bronson on their injured-reserve list after he cleared waivers. The former Eastern Washington University and Kentwood High School running back has what coach Pete Carroll recently described as a nagging hamstring injury.