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NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Broncos, Patriots, Redskins, & Titans

Tom Brady

Jason Cole of B/R spoke to two NFL owners who would rather the league not appeal Judge Berman’s ruling to nullify Tom Brady‘s suspension, and instead allow the case to die.

This coincides with what NFL owners have been telling Cole for the past month and a half regarding the matter.

Cole mentions that NFLPA has been speaking with NFL owners regarding commissioner Roger Goodell’s power in handing down punishment, and whether he ultimately has too much say in these matters. Ultimately, the two sides agree that they need to overhaul the NFL’s disciplinary process all together.

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL has already announced that they will appeal the ruling.

Broncos

Tonight’s preseason finale looks to be a very important opportunity for former second-round RB Montee Ball, as HC Gary Kubiak confirmed that he and Kapri Bibbs will handle the majority of the team’s carries.

“Montee and Kapri are going to get the bulk of the work in the game,’’ Kubiak said, via ESPN.com. “They both deserve plenty of touches and they should get them coming out of this game, and they will both play special teams a great deal, too. [Ball] needs a bunch of carries and he’ll get them on Thursday.’’

Patriots

  • Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk notes that the Patriots’ Week 1 odds have increased from being 3- or 3.5-point favorites heading into Thursday to 6.5- or 7-point favorites following the news that Tom Brady’s suspension has been overturned.

Redskins

  • Alex Marvez reports that Redskins WR Jamison Crowder won’t face league discipline four a domestic violence accusation that was posted on social media.

Titans

  • John Glennon of the Tennessean reports that the Titans are still expected to start rookie QB Marcus Mariota in their preseason finale.
  • However, Mariota is not expected to be in the game for long.