In an effort to prevent collusion among owners, and to ensure fair competition, the “NFL.com Approval” trade approval process is used.
After two owners agree to a trade, it will be sent to a queue for NFL.com to review the trade. If a trade is deemed fair for both sides, it will be approved by NFL.com in their sole discretion. If a trade is deemed unfair for either side, it will be denied by NFL.com in their sole discretion. Upon approval of a trade by NFL.com, the trade will immediately be reflected on the team rosters of the two teams involved in the trade.
Note that any player(s) acquired via trade are placed on a team’s bench and it is the responsibility of the user to place the player(s) in their weekly starting lineup. NFL.com does not make starting lineup decisions for individual teams or users.
If you make a trade offer, be sure to monitor the status of that offer (link on the My Team page) as the weekly lineup deadline approaches, to ensure that acceptance of that trade does not cause your team to have an illegal lineup for the current week's games. NFL.com is not responsible for a team not being awarded the points from a player acquired in a trade if that player was not placed in the team’s starting lineup prior to rosters locking for the week.