The NFL and NFLPA have finally reached an agreement on two new rules that had been a source of contention for a couple of months. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the two sides have agreed to push the trade deadline back two weeks, and implement a new injured reserve rule.
The trade deadline will be pushed from Week 6 to the Tuesday immediately following Week 8. This could lead to an increase in action around the deadline as teams should have a clearer picture of whether they're a buyer or seller with half a season under their belt.
The injured reserve rule has been changed to allow teams to place a player on IR with the ability to remove him later in the year. Under the old rule, a player on IR was done for the season.