NFL trade deadline pushed back; IR rules amended
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell meets the media before last February's Super Bowl. (Getty Photo / August 30, 2012)
Sports Network 12:47 p.m. CDT, August 30, 2012
The NFL trade deadline has been pushed back by two weeks and there will be a slight modification to the injured reserve rules.
According to reports from NFL.com and ESPN, the league and the union agreed to the changes that will go into effect for the 2012 season.
The trade deadline will now be after Week 8 of the season instead of Week 6, while teams will be allowed to activate one player off injured reserve during the regular season.
Previously, any player placed on injured reserve was lost for the remainder of the season.
Owners had approved these changes back in May, but the union also had to agree before implementation.
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