NFLPA doesn't approve changes to trade deadline, IR process
As Fox Sports reports, the squabbling between the NFL and the union has officially killed two league proposals heading into the 2012 season.
A few weeks ago, CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora reported that there was still hope that the NFL’s proposals to move back the trade deadline to Week 8 and to amend the IR list to allow one player to come off it during the season would be approved by the NFLPA.
As Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reports, though, the squabbling between the NFL and the union has officially killed those proposals heading into the 2012 season.
Both proposals would have allowed teams more flexibility (and possibly added more fan enthusiasm to what is usually an unexciting trade deadline process), but the NFLPA -- which had the right to veto the changes based on the current CBA -- wanted concessions in return to approving the new measures.
“There was no agreement on it with the union,” Aiello told Fox Sports in an email. “The old rules apply.”
Said NFLPA spokesman George Atallah to Fox: “The changes would have meant one step forward and one step back.”
One source told Marvez that the NFLPA wanted to amend in-season rules for practices, but the NFL apparently wasn’t interested in acquiescing.
This latest disagreement is just another reminder that even though a new CBA promised 10 years of labor peace, the two sides just can’t seem to get together on anything. But hey, at least the season isn’t in jeopardy of not being played.
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