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Understanding the 5 Yard 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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