Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the NFL has decided to move the trade deadline back from Tuesday to Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. The league offices are closed both today and tomorrow, and many clubs have been forced to change their practice plans with the storm expected to cause flooding and high winds on the East Coast.
NFL clubs were just informed trading deadline is being moved from Tues to Thurs 4 pm ET…same 4 start of waivers for vested vets. #sandy
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) October 29, 2012
Before the season, the NFL and NFLPA moved the deadline from Week 6 to Week 8, hoping to create more movement throughout the league. On Sunday, it was reported teams were calling the Rams about running back Steven Jackson and the Panthers regarding DeAngelo Williams, but apart from those two rumors, few reports have surfaced about other potential deals.
Rarely in NFL history has the league seen trades of the blockbuster variety at the trading deadline. Last season, the biggest deal was the trade that sent quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for first- and second-round picks.