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Tabled rules changes on the docket for owners meetings

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The owners gathered in Atlanta for their quarterly meetings are expected to take up a host of items that were tabled in March.

They are, as MDS listed them at the time they were tabled:  (1) an extension of the trade deadline from the Tuesday after Week Six to the Tuesday after Week Eight; (2) shifting the final roster cuts from the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend to Friday, given that the first game of the regular season has been moved from the Thursday after Labor Day to Wednesday; (3) the creation of an injured reserve exemption that allows a player to return that same year after missing at least six weeks of practice and eight weeks of games; and (4) one roster exemption per team per week for a player who has a concussion.

Also tabled was the increase in offseason rosters from 80 to 90.  That change was passed prior to the draft.

Each of the remaining tabled changes make plenty of sense, especially the adjustment of the trade deadline.  Currently, it lands too early in the regular-season calendar.  And while the NFL surely wants to avoid baseball-style fire sales, a two-week delay likely won’t prompt a rash of also-rans to fold the tents and trade star players to contending teams.

In 2011, a Week Six injury to Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell prompted a deadline-day deal with the Bengals for Carson Palmer.  Thereafter, the Broncos were able to get nothing for Kyle Orton, after the Bears lost Jay Cutler and the Broncos waived Orton at his request.  The Chiefs blocked the Bears’ effort to bring Orton back to Chicago by making a waiver claim from a position of higher priority.

We’ll keep you updated on all developments from the ownership meetings, primarily since there isn’t a whole lot else going on that doesn’t relate to maintaining the image and intellectual property rights of the Jets’ personal punt protector.

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14 Responses to “Tabled rules changes on the docket for owners meetings”
  1. joetoronto says: May 21, 2012 12:15 PM

    Please stop posting pictures of those ugly jerseys, they’re even worse than any college jersey.

    Just downright hideous.

  2. bigjdve says: May 21, 2012 12:16 PM

    I can’t wait to hear about these meetings, something tells me that they will be a little on the acrimonious side with the whole Washington/Dallas debacle.

  3. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 21, 2012 12:26 PM

    The Chiefs blocked the Bears’ effort to bring Orton back to Chicago by making a waiver claim from a position of higher priority.
    _____________________________

    Still a little sore about that one. Even though Urlacher quickly showed how much we missed him by promptly knocking him out of the game on his first pass attempt as a member of the Chiefs.

  4. erod22 says: May 21, 2012 12:45 PM

    I’m still upset the play review proposed change didn’t go through that would have put reviews in the booth. It seemed like such an obvious change to make.

  5. pnut87 says: May 21, 2012 1:00 PM

    What, no up to date pictures of Peyton at today’s Broncos practice?

  6. sellout3871 says: May 21, 2012 1:09 PM

    @joetoronto, dude you have dedicated your life to hating the Bengals.

  7. captfoxboro says: May 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    The Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo is widely considered a punk in NFL circles . ..no way the fraternity of GMs was going to allow Orton to salvage the Bears season .
    KC’s GM Pioli garnered accolades with his move – regardless of how Orton worked out .

    Example : In the 2010 Draft a deal was struck between the Bears and Ravens to trade 1st rounders in exchange for an extra 4th .The Ravens called in their end of the deal but the Bears inexplicably waited , and when the team picking prior to the Ravens made a surprise pick (resulting in the Bears being assured of at least 1 of 2 targeted players if they stayed put) Chicago punk’d out and never lived up to their side of the bargain .

    Ozzie Smith called upon GODell to make it right ( EZ call ) but he said he wouldn’t FORCE the Bears to do the right thing , but instead would “ENCOURAGE ” them to do so . Meanwhile – the scummy DeAngelo trades away the disputed 4th to move up with the Redskins – making the point moot.
    The Bears may have won the battle by successfully scavenging their pick back – but they lost the war , as many GM’s refuse to do biz with a team led by a shady operator.

    NOTE : Not a Ravens fan ( duh ) but this episode points out a couple of things wrong with the NFL .

    1) The NFL needs a better draft day system of communicating trades to the League Office.

    2) Roger Goodell arbitrarily hands out punishment , guided mainly by public perception – instead of any real type of integrity .

  8. jm91rs says: May 21, 2012 1:54 PM

    sellout3871 says: May 21, 2012 1:09 PM

    @joetoronto, dude you have dedicated your life to hating the Bengals
    ____________________
    Correction, dedicated his life to hating the Bengals AND being first poster on as many PFT posts as he can.

  9. jluns275 says: May 21, 2012 2:49 PM

    Interesting that bearsrulepackdrool conveniently neglected to mention the Chiefs beat the Bears in that game anyway, & Orton returned later in the season to go 2-1 as a starter while leading the Chiefs over the Packers.
    When exactly was the last time the Bears beat the Packers?

    I’ll wait.

  10. bigredscouting says: May 21, 2012 2:54 PM

    No change in rules or even the CBA is as important as getting rid of the franchise tag. Really? How is the NFLPA that inept at getting what their players want?

  11. thebiblestudent says: May 21, 2012 4:10 PM

    captfoxboro says: May 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    Ozzie Smith called upon GODell to make it right (EZ call ) but he said he wouldn’t FORCE the Bears to do the right thing , but instead would “ENCOURAGE ” them to do so . Meanwhile – the scummy DeAngelo trades away the disputed 4th to move up with the Redskins – making the point moot.
    ————————–

    Ozzie Smith is a retired Hall of Fame baseball player who spent all but one season with the St. Louis Cardinals. He never called Roger GOODell to tell him anything.

    But, then again, why would anyone expect a Patriots fan to know anything about sports?

  12. theuncletodd says: May 21, 2012 4:59 PM

    The IR rule has definitely got to change. A guy gets dinged in training camp with a ‘minor’ injury like turf toe, and is out for the season. 8 weeks is much better.

  13. captfoxboro says: May 21, 2012 8:05 PM

    My apologies thebiblestudent .

    Obviously I meant to type out “Ozzie Newsome”
    - but then again you knew that.
    ( Your snarky reply belays your littleness )

    Just like deep down you understand that the Bible was written by humans ( with an agenda )

    PS – Jesus Hates You
    ( and your hypocritical kind )

  14. inthezone4 says: May 21, 2012 8:18 PM

    Beg to differ Joe! The browns have the worst uniforms! By the way Canada sucks! Erase comment .

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