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Ask Sam Farmer: What is the meaning of NFL players' pre-snap gestures?
Ask Sam Farmer: What is the meaning of NFL players' pre-snap gestures?

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com. Question: When the wide receiver lines up, looks to the sideline and then points, what is he doing? When the quarterback lifts his leg right before the play starts, what is he signaling? Steve Shaevel Woodland Hills Farmer: When a receiver lines up, looks to the side and points, he’s checking with the official on the sideline — the head linesman on the visitor’s side, the line judge on the home team’s side — to make sure he’s correctly...

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