Offensive or defensive players who've been drawn offsides can retreat back across the neutral zone and re-set while the play continues without penalty, unless they've made contact with an opposing player, in which case play should stop, and a 4-pace penalty assessed (there is no continuation of play or advantage given, as in rugby).

Assuming no contact, if the offsides player does not re-set, either an illegal blitz or offensive offsides will be called resulting in an 8-pace penalty and the re-playing of the down (or non-offending team may accept result of the play).

Last updated: Dec.16.2017