The NFL made some minor changes to the new kickoff rules, and they almost literally made them at the last minute.
According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, the league confirmed the final changes to the rule were given to officials for the first time on July 13, and sent to teams about 10 days ago.
The fact they had to circle back after the rules changes were approved in May indicates how big of a change this represents, because there was apparently some confusion about the specifics of the way the rules would be implemented.
“The referees like it to be cut and dried,” Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub said. “If…