NFL And NFLPA Agree On New Trade Deadline, IR Rule

Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in action against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL and the NFLPA agreed Thursday to a later trade deadline and a new injured reserve rule.

The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed on Thursday to move the trade deadline back two weeks, from Week 6 to Week 8. The two sides also agreed to allow one player for each team to return from the injured reserve each season. ESPN's Adam Schefter had the initial report on Twitter.

Negotiations on these issues have been ongoing for months now. Moving the trade deadline back two weeks (to the Tuesday after Week 8) might stimulate more action in a league not known for blockbuster deals, allowing general managers to make a more accurate assessment of their team's playoff chances.

The old injured reserve rule said that any player placed on the IR was finished playing for the season. The new IR rule will permit teams to bring back one player per year, provided placement on the IR happens after Sept. 4.

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