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Report: NFL to test optical tracking for yardage rulings in preseason

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The NFL will trial optical tracking systems for line-to-gain rulings during the 2024 preseason, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

If the league is happy with the technology, it could potentially use the systems on a full-time basis in the future. However, using the chains will still be an option, Fowler adds.

MetLife Stadium and Hard Rock Stadium already had the optical tracking system last season, according to CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones.

The NFL's competition committee voted in favor of the preseason trial in March.

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