Afternoon Headlines: NFLPA, NFL Agree To New IR Rule, Later Trade Deadline

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Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

 

Cardinals quarterback decision will likely come by Friday after the preseason has ended and the 53-man rosters are set.

 

The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials as the two sides have continued to fail to reach an agreement on a new CBA. The NFL is saying that it’s ready to negotiate with locked-out officials. It now appears however this ends, the NFL will once again get what it wants.

 

There’s no significant damage to the inside or outside of the New Orleans Superdome as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

 

Peter King has picked the Packers to beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII.

 

Brian Banks is still waiting for an opportunity in the NFL.

 

Free agent safety Nick Collins will consult a surgeon next week about getting cleared to play football again.

 

Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew should be inactive for Week 1 against the Vikings if he doesn’t report to the Jaguars by Monday.

 

Bills backup QB Tarvaris Jackson agreed to cut his salary from $4 million to $1.75 million in order to complete his trade to Buffalo.

 

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