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Beginning in the 2010 season, that scenario required the team that lost the toss to get a possession, but only in the playoffs.
That rule change has had no impact thus far, but the Steelers want it as part of the regular season, too. The league's coaches subcommittee and the players' union support the change.
"What the coaches' feeling was ... strategically they like to prepare the same way in the regular season that they do in the postseason," McKay said, "and they really don't want to have different rules and have to change their approach to overtime."
NFL owners also will consider moving the trading deadline from after the sixth week of the schedule to after the eighth week. McKay said the hope is to generate more deals.
"The trade deadline has traditionally been a little disappointing," he said. "There is a lot of talk about it but then not very many transactions because of the nature of our sport being such a team sport. But our thought is that there could potentially be more trades now because of the salary cap and adjustment to it, and this was a way to give people a little more leeway."
Also proposed is allowing teams to have 90 players on the offseason and training camp rosters before the first cut, but counting unsigned draft choices. In the past, those unsigned players were not part of the 80-man rosters.
McKay said the final cutdown to 53 could be moved up one day to Friday, Aug. 31 because the opening game will be played on a Wednesday night this year.
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