I just realized I didn't really have a definitive answer to this subtlety of the offside rule.
When a player is in offside position at the time of the pass but not affecting the play, no offside will be called. At what point is this player allowed to return to the play?
- He must "tag up" at the original position of the offside line.
- He must "tag up" with the current position of the ball
- He can't enter play until a turnover has occurred.
- He should just lie on the pitch and contemplate life until a stoppage in play or the ball returns across half.