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Apparently here is what the NFLPA has to say about it:
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According to NFLPA spokesman George Atallah, the union rejected the rule because the NFL made it contingent on changing the restrictions on padded practices during the season under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). As in most labor issues, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... -ir-option


What's funny is, the NFLPA wanted a reduction in padded practices, supposedly to reduce pre-season injuries.

It hasn't worked.
You're willing to make that determination after 1 full off-season?
Absolutely. Something like that should have immediate effect. If that was the basis for their wanting to have it as part of the CBA, it shouldn't take years to see the effects.
Personally, I'm willing to give them another full off-season.

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August 30th, 2012, 11:58 am
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NFLPA agrees to later trade deadline, injured reserve exception
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 30, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

In a surprise move, the NFL Players’ Association has agreed to the NFL’s request that the trade deadline be moved back from Week Six to Week Eight, and that one player per team can return to the field later in the season after being placed on injured reserve.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the players’ union agreed to the rules changes today, just a week after the union was saying no deal because the league was trying to tie those rules to changes in the rules about padded practices. It’s unclear for now how the union and the NFL were able to find common ground on the issue.

The change means that the trade deadline will now be the Tuesday after the Week Eight games, instead of the Tuesday after the Week Six games. That could be great news for teams that suffer an injury to a key player in Week Seven or Week Eight and need to trade for a player to replace him. Detractors of the rules change have suggested it could encourage bad teams to give up on the season and trade away their best players for draft picks.

With the injured reserve rule, one player per team may go on IR early in the season and then return to the field later in the season. So a player who suffers an injury that’s expected to keep him out for a few months could go on IR but still play again. Steelers rookie offensive lineman David DeCastro, who is expected to miss about three months with the knee injury he suffered last week, could be a perfect fit for the new system.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... exception/

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NFL, NFLPA agree to modify “break-in” period in 2013
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

The NFL and the NFLPA previously were unable implement the new trade deadline and injured reserve rules because the NFL tied the changes to relaxation of the 2011 restrictions on padded practices.

The NFL dropped that request, which resulted in the two sides getting a deal done.

But one change was made to the current practice rules. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that, starting next year, players who sign or report after training camp starts will be able to practice in pads the day after passing a physical. This eliminates the three-day “break-in” period that has kept players like Steelers receiver Mike Wallace and Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon from hitting the ground, um, hitting.

That said, the “break-in” period still applies when camp open. But for anyone who shows up after the hitting starts, they will be able to practice in pads sooner.

Of course, that won’t help Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who along with Patriots lineman Brian Waters are the last remaining holdouts in 2012.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... d-in-2013/

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Return to practice under new IR rule opens three-week window
Posted by Mike Florio on August 30, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

As announced by the NFL, the return to practice by a player who lands on injured reserve with the “Designated for Return” label did not mention a limited window for placing the player on the 53-man roster or returning him to IR for the bulk of the season. As explained to NFLPA-certified agents, the new rule applies a three-week up-or-out period after the player on IR returns to practice.

Specifically, agents have been informed that a player who returns to practice after missing at least six weeks with a “major injury” may practice for up to 21 days. If at the conclusion of the 21st day the player has not been added to the 53-man roster, he cannot return to the 53-man roster for the rest of the season.

It’s similar to the procedure the NFL applies to players who start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform List or the Non-Football Illness/Injury list. Those players must miss the first six weeks of the regular season. They then have a three-week window to return to practice. Once they return to practice, they have a three-week window for activation to the roster.

There are two important differences. The six-week period for players injured after training camp has opened begins from the moment the player lands on IR, which means that the six-week period can expire, in theory, before Week Six. Also, there’s no deadline for bringing the player back to practice. It can happen any time after the six-week period ends. Also, the player can return to game action any time after the eight-week period ends.

It’s a minor detail, but it could be an important factor to consider when a team decides to bring a player on IR back to practice. Once he’s back, he has only 21 days to be activated.

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