Tucker's practice: no kick, no foul

Tucker's practice: no kick, no foul
January 14, 2013, 10:30 pm
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So was Ravens kicker Justin Tucker’s practice kick between overtime periods in Denver on Sunday illegal? Well, sorta, kinda.

Let’s put it this way: It’s against the rules in the same way that drinking directly out of the milk carton is. Mom will tell you not to do it, but that’s as far as it goes.

Former NFL officiating executive Mike Pereira, who now works for Fox Sports, tweeted the following about what Tucker did:

*“The practice kick is not a penalty but I'm sure they'll tell him not to do it again.”

*“Just confirmed with the NFL officiating department: There is no penalty for the practice kick in DEN.”

*“If the officials see the kicker coming out to attempt a practice kick they are told not to do it. No penalty either way.”

*“Final note. Officials are told not to allow a practice kick on the field. If it happens they're to tell him to get off the field. No penalty”

Jay Feely, a veteran kicker who’s with the Cardinals, tweeted that officials told him twice this season that he wasn’t allowed to practice kicks on the field in overtime.

Of course, as far as the Ravens are concerned, Tucker can do just about anything he wants.