Under normal circumstances, the NFL trade deadline was supposed to come at 1:00 p.m. PT tomorrow. But with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East coast, the NFL has pushed the deadline back to Thursday.
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
With most of Manhatten shut down around the NFL's offices, including the subway system and the Holland and Battery Tunnels, you can imagine getting any business done would be quite trying. That's exactly why the NFL has pushed the deadline back to Thursday.
NFL office closed today-Tues due to Sandy. Makes communication w/clubs difficult. RT @antarantola: @gregaiello why r they pushing date back?— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) October 29, 2012
Depending on the track of Hurricane Sandy and the potential impacts from the storm, the NFL offices could remain closed on Tuesday. Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com says a number of teams on the East coast have also shut down their offices today. Prior to the 2012 season, the NFL moved the trade deadline back to Week 8 from Week 6 in an attempt to encourage more trade talks between teams. The biggest named rumored to be on the trade block is St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson.