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Notebook: New IR rule gets powerful backing

A new rule proposal could alter how teams are able to use the injured-reserve designation and it is getting some powerful backing. Plus, there is more fallout from Bountygate on both the legal front and another player blasting the penalties.

ROONEY BACKS NEW IR RULE Somewhat interesting that Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II is essentially the impetus behind a proposed by-law change, one that will formally be proposed at the league's annual meetings this week in Palm Beach, Fla. that would allow a club to designate one player from its injured reserve list to possibly return later in the season. As long ago as 199...

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