6 years ago

NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve moving the trade deadline back two weeks.

The change will go into effect for the 2012 season, moving from Week 6 to Week 8, if the owners and NFLPA can agree on the details. The issue came under scrutiny last year when the Broncos waived Kyle Orton just after the early trade deadline, preventing the Bears from making a deal when Jay Cutler was lost for the season. The owners also approved a change to injured reserve that would allow one player to return to game action eight weeks after being placed on I.R.