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Understanding The 5 Yard Illegal Contact Rule In The NFL

Defensive backs and linebackers are not allowed to make contact with a receiver down the field. The NFL is a unique league that doesn’t allow this type of contact. The 5-yard contact rule in the NFL allows defensive backs to make contact with wide receivers at or less than 5 yards. Anything over 5 yards …

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How To Play Press Coverage In Football

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you’ll notice the corners playing about a yard away from the wide receiver. This is known as press coverage. As it’s otherwise known, press coverage, or man coverage, is when the defensive player lines up 1 yard away from the receiver and tries to disrupt his route. Players will have …

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