Hurricane Sandy Pushes Back NFL Trade Deadline To Thursday

Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; NFL logo on display on the Green Bay Packers sidelines prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE: NFL teams have been informed the trade deadline has been pushed back to Thursday.

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The NFL trade deadline was pushed back two weeks prior to the start of the season and the NFL teams may receive even more time to conjure up trade talks.

Because of the danger of Hurricane Sandy, multiple clubs have shut down operations today. The trade deadline was initially scheduled for Tuesday at 4:00 pm Eastern Time but it could be moved back because of the storm.

“It is being discussed and we will let the clubs know if a change is made,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Around the League via an email.

With NFL teams shutting down operations and the league office being closed today and potentially tomorrow, it would make things near impossible to complete any necessary paperwork to make a trade official.

Stay tuned to for more information as it becomes available.

Topics: NFL, NFL Trade Deadline

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