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The NFL has finally relaxed its stance on touchdown celebrations and players have not been shy about expressing themselves.

Franky, it’s good to see touchdown celebrations back.




While group and individual celebrations are back on the table, the NFL hasn’t relaxed all of its rules on celebrations, mainly still not allowing anything lude, crude or inappropriate — which isn’t a surprise.

There are plenty of kids who watch the league on a weekly basis, after all, so celebrations like what we saw from rookie Evan Engram are still going to draw flags and even fines.

Engram, who was drafted No. 23 overall in this past NFL Draft by the New York Giants, caught his first career touchdown pass on Monday Night Football, catching a seam pass from Eli Manning after lining up as an H-back in the backfield.

It was a perfectly drawn up play, only marred by the fact that Engram’s celebration took it a bit too far with a crotch grab at the end:

The rookie tight end was flagged for the gesture, which is the bad news. The touchdown did stand, of course, so that’s the good news for the former Ole Miss star.

He’s now on the board, but unfortunately, he’s in the news right now for a completely stupid reason.

NFL player’s first touchdown resulted in a NSFW celebration and a penalty Elsa/Getty Images
Andrew has been a sports writer since 2010, featured on Bleacher Report, 247Sports, Fansided and elsewhere. His work has also been seen on MSN, Forbes and in the LA Times. Andrew coached high school football for five years and writes about football, and just about anything, for Fanbuzz.
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