Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to an NFL source who mentioned the league stands by their investigation of the Patriots, which included a preponderance of evidence that shows QB Tom Brady was at least aware of what was going on.
Cole’s source considers a suspension for Brady to be “likely” with the Patriots receiving a fine. Since the Ted Wells report was released, nothing has come up that would diminish the league’s case in the view of the NFL.
Patriots owner Bob Kraft said that they will accept any discipline handed down from the NFL, as the league’s constitution says it’s “unappealable,” per Michael McCann.
However, if Brady were to be sanctioned, he can obviously appeal the league’s ruling.
- Brandon Marshall tells ESPN 1000 (per Adam Hodge) that he could have been traded to the Patriots last year before he signed his contract extension with the Bears.
- Rob Rang reports that the Bengals released WR Kasen Williams due to a failed physical.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens agreed to deals with undrafted free agents Terrence Jones, David Peterson, and Lexington Smith, but they weren’t signed due to failed physicals.
- Darren Wolfson reports that the Vikings, along with 24 other teams, “tried hard” to sign LSU OL La’el Collins before he reached an agreement with the Cowboys.