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NFL to roll back celebration penalties in hopes of 'more fun' and 'fewer flags'

After discussing the move for months, the National Football League has decided to ease penalties for on-field celebrations during game play.

News of the NFL decision came on Tuesday from USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero -- who was reporting from the owners meeting in Chicago. Pelissero says this league move should result in "more fun" and "fewer flags."

"Roger Goodell is expected to tell NFL owners group celebrations, using ball as prop after TDs, going to ground, snow angels are now allowed," Pelissero reported via Twitter.

According to NFL data, there were 30 "demonstration" penalties in 2016.

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2017 NFL Draft pick order

No. 1: Cleveland Browns

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No. 2: San Francisco 49ers

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No. 3: Chicago Bears

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No. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars

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No. 5: Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)

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No. 6: New York Jets

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No. 7: Los Angeles Chargers

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No. 8: Carolina Panthers

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No. 9: Cincinnati Bengals

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No. 10: Buffalo Bills

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No. 11: New Orleans Saints

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No. 12: Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles)

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No. 13: Arizona Cardinals

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No. 14: Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings)

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No. 15: Indianapolis Colts

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No. 16: Baltimore Ravens

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No. 17: Washington Redskins

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No. 18: Tennessee Titans

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No. 19: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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No. 20: Denver Broncos

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No. 21: Detroit Lions

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No. 22: Miami Dolphins

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No. 23: New York Giants

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No. 24: Oakland Raiders

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No. 25: Houston Texans

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No. 26: Seattle Seahawks

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No. 27: Kansas City Chiefs

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No. 28: Dallas Cowboys

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No. 29: Green Bay Packers

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No. 30: Pittsburgh Steelers

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No. 31: Atlanta Falcons

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No. 32: New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots)

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No first round pick: Los Angeles Rams

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No first round pick: Minnesota Vikings

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No first round pick: New England Patriots

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