NFL: No trade deadline for Steelers, Jets and Panthers
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Updated May 24, 2018 11:18:13 The NFL will have no trade deadline on May 23 and players will have plenty of time to work out their contracts before the season starts, according to an NFL executive.
“It’s a great deal for everyone, no matter what position,” the executive said.
“We’re very encouraged about the way that the players are responding.
It’s a big deal for the fans.
I think that’s going to be positive.”
A deal for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on the table, the executive added.
The NFL’s rules are more favorable for players who want to work around the trade deadline, and it’s an easier process for the teams.
The trade deadline is also shorter for players than it is for players.
The rule changes allow for a much more streamlined trade deadline process.
In the case of Roethisberger, a team like the Jets or Panthers, a player could be traded to a team in the NFC East who is a team that hasn’t been a contender since the 2017 season.
The Jets and the Panthers are currently in a two-way tie with one game remaining in the regular season.
While Roethasberger is a big part of the Jets and Panther deals, a deal is still unlikely.
The NFL has made it clear that teams cannot negotiate with a player who has a player option in 2019 and will become a free agent after the 2019 season.
Updated May 24, 2018 11:18:13 The NFL will have no trade deadline on May 23 and players will have plenty…