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Four bylaw alterations discussed at the owner meetings, dealing with roster rules and trade deadlines, have been tabled for the time being. Those bylaw changes, as presented by ProFootballTalk via NBCSports.com, are as follows:
1. Moving the trade deadline from Week Six to Week Eight.
2. Increasing the off-season and training camp roster limit from 80 to 90.
3. Allowing one roster exemption per week for a player who’s inactive with a concussion.
4. Allowing a player who’s put on injured reserve early in the season to return to the field after eight weeks, rather than having all players on injured reserve automatically out for the season.
NFL owners decided that they “needed more time to consider the proposed changes.” Competition Committee Chairman Rick McShay said that he “didn’t sense much resistance from the NFL owners to any of those bylaw changes,” but that they simply wanted more time to consider them.
The proposed bylaws will be voted on when the owners meet again in May.