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Momentum builds for NFL trade deadline to change in 2024


A broad list of changes were proposed Wednesday by league owners – some of which, if approved, could significantly impact the game.

That included a proposal by the Detroit Lions to amend rules regarding a coach’s challenge, a Colts proposal that would allow staff to challenge any foul for review during the final two minutes of play — and also, two separate petitions by six NFL Teams, including the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, to extend the NFL trading deadline to Week 10. The Pittsburgh Steelers introduced a similar proposal asking for the extension to be Week 9.

Here’s the complete list:

  1. By Detroit; amends Rule 15, Section 1, Article 1, to protect a club’s ability to challenge a third ruling following one successful challenge.
  2. By Philadelphia; amends Rule 9, Section 2, Article 2, to eliminate the first touch spot after the receiving team possesses the ball.
  3. By Philadelphia; amends Rule 6, Section 1, Article 1, to permit a team to maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play (4th and 20 from the kicking team’s 20-yard line) for an onside kickoff attempt.
  4. By Indianapolis; amends Rule 15, Section 3, to permit a coach or replay official (inside of two minutes) to challenge any foul that has been called.
  5. By Detroit; amends Article XVII, Section 17.16 (C) of the Constitution & Bylaws, to remove the requirement that a player must spend at least one day on the Active roster following the final roster reduction in order to become eligible to be designated for return.
  6. By Detroit; amends Article XVII, Section 17.16 (C) of the Constitution & Bylaws, to provide clubs with an unlimited number of designated for return transactions in the postseason.
  7. By Buffalo; amends Article XVII, Section 17.3 of the Constitution & Bylaws, to expand the Standard Elevation rules to permit clubs to elevate a third player from its practice squad who is a bona fide quarterback to be an Emergency Third Quarterback.
  8. By Pittsburgh; amends Article XVI, Section 16.6 of the Constitution & Bylaws, to move the trading deadline to the Tuesday after Week 9 games.
  9. By Cleveland, Detroit, New York Jets, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington; amends Article XVI, Section 16.6 of the Constitution & Bylaws, to move the trading deadline to the Tuesday after Week 10 games.
  10. By Buffalo; to make the injury reporting rules for players who do not travel with their clubs to games away from their home city competitively fairer.
  11. By Jacksonville; to make available the “working box” Hawk-Eye replay feed in the coaches booth.
  12. By Philadelphia; to require game clocks to display tenths of seconds for the final 60 seconds of each half.