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NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Browns, Colts, Giants, & Texans

Tom Brady

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Patriots QB Tom Brady wants his entire four-game suspension removed, as he feels as though he’s done nothing wrong.

Talking to people close to situation, Brady wants entire suspension removed and wants to be exonerated,” Paolantonio said, via ESPN Boston. “Feels he’s done nothing wrong.” 

Paolantonio adds that “it’s pretty clear they will attack the Wells Report.”

Browns

Browns S Tashaun Gipson, who had held out of offseason workouts for a long-term contract, was not able to participate in Tuesday’s practice because of a hamstring injury.

Head coach Mike Pettine expressed some disappointment with Gipson not being available on Tuesday.

It’s disappointing to not be here and then show up with injury,” Pettine said, via Mary Kay Cabot.

Colts

  • Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star spoke to a team source who mentioned that the Colts are not making a push to sign free agent G Evan Mathis and it appears as though they’re unlikely to reconsider the idea at a later point.
  • According to Holder, there’s a feeling within the Colts’ organization that it’s “time to develop some of the youth already in-house, much of it being on the offensive line.”

Giants

According to Giants DL coach Robert Nunn, franchise DE Jason Pierre-Paul looks to be in “very good shape” even though he’s not participating in the team’s offseason workouts.

From all of my contact with JPP, it’s all been positive,” Nunn said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “It is what it is. I don’t get involved with the business side of it, but he seems to be in a very good place mentally and working out and looked like he was in very good shape when he was here. We’ll see when we begin.”

Texans

  • John McClain expects Brian Hoyer to beat out Ryan Mallett for the Texans’ starting quarterback job this summer.
  • Third-round WR Jaelen Strong (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday after missing a good portion of OTAs. (Tania Ganguli)