NFLPA Approves Changes to IR Rule; Moving Back Trade Deadline

There’s hope for players out there that have injuries, as today the NFLPA approved a rule change that will allow one designated player to return from injured reserve and play this season.

There was also a tweak made to the trade deadline, as now it will be moved back to weeks to games played after week eight instead of week six.

NFL owners voted for both changes in May. But the union had to sign off on them and did so Thursday, six days before the regular season kicks off.

One “marquee” player placed on injured reserve will be able to return to practice after the sixth week of the schedule and to the lineup after the eighth week. That player must be on the 53-man roster after the final preseason cut, which comes Friday.

Moving the trade deadline could create more action than in the past, when teams rarely moved players at the deadline.


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