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Hurricane Sandy forces NFL to move trading deadline back two days

Hurricane Sandy forces NFL to move trading deadline back two days Hurricane Sandy forces NFL to move trading deadline back two days

The NFL moved the trade deadline back from 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to 4 p.m. ET Thursday as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the league announced on Monday afternoon.

Additionally, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted that the change will also affect waivers for vested veterans.

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.

 

The league office is closed Monday and likely to be closed Tuesday as Sandy closes in on New York City.

Additionally, as we noted earlier, the weather is causing many teams to miss work this week because of the threat the storm poses to the East Coast.

With teams having difficulty working and communicating, trades would be hard to pull off. Additionally, if the league office isn't open, it would be impossible to finalize trades with no one available to accept the faxed paperwork.

Originally posted by Will Brinson on CBSSports.com

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