Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Bronco players may be required to wear more padding next season.

NFL owners met on Tuesday to vote on three new proposed rules.  The new rulings aren’t locked in yet, but they’re likely to become reality starting in 2013.

The first change was moving the Week Six trade deadline to Week Eight, which is self explanatory.  The second ruling involves injured reserve lists.  The new IR rule would allow teams to take one player back from IR after Week Eight of the season and activate him to the active roster mid-season.

The third and final change would make knee and thigh pads mandatory starting next season.  This change was met with mixed reactions from the players.

“That’s great for high school kids and college kids, but I don’t know,” said Broncos defensive lineman Justin Bannan on Tuesday.  ”I think if you’re going to have an injury happen, a knee pad or a thigh pad isn’t going to save you. I had a thigh pad on and gotten just as deep of a thigh bruise as you can have with the thigh pad on.”

Other players, including cornerback Tracy Porter, were in favor of more leg padding.  ”I’m a believer in it,” said Porter.  ”I’ve been wearing them since my rookie year.”

“My opinion is that I don’t want to wear them but you have to follow the rules and policies,” concluded cornerback Drayton Florence.

The NFL is also close to deciding the location of the 2013 Pro Bowl game.  The league has considered doing away with the game completely due to the lack of competitiveness in the game.  If a Pro Bowl is played next year, it will either be in Honolulu or New Orleans, according to reports.


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