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NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Bucs, Chiefs & Giants

Tom Brady

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the NFLPA’s lawsuit against the NFL will be filed on Tom Brady‘s behalf Wednesday in Minnesota.
  • Judy Battista of NFL Media reports that the two sides were moving close to an agreement on a one-game suspension, but Brady wanted his records to be sealed, which was apparently a deal breaker.

Buccaneers

  • GM Jason Licht said he views LB Lavonte David as an “elite” will linebacker and that there are “healthy” extension discussions underway, per JoeBucsFan.com.
  • According to Greg Auman, Licht said that recently claimed S D.J. Swearinger is competing for a starting role.

Chiefs

  • Chiefs HC Andy Reid said that S Eric Berry (lymphoma) is undergoing further testing, but they expect to have more information on his status by Wednesday. (BJ Kissel)

Giants

Co-owner John Mara said that he has “no idea” when DE Jason Pierre-Paul will report to training camp, and that he has yet to see his injured hand. Mara went on to say that he feels Pierre-Paul’s reluctance to meet with team officials has been “very disappointing.”

I don’t think JPP is receiving very good advice right now,” said Mara, via Paul Shwartz of the New York Post. “He has told people that he’s fine and he’s going to be ready to play, but until we see the hand, we’re just not sure.

Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his $14.8 million franchise tender, and the Giants rescinding the long-term offer they had on the table, Mara admits that he has unsure of how to continue with this contract situation.

The fact that they went down there and hung around for two days and were not allowed to see him was very disappointing to me,” said Mara. “We obviously are going to have to see him first and determine whether or not he’s capable of playing this year before we take one step further.”

Due to the severe hand injuries that Pierre-Paul sustained, it seems unlikely that he will report to the start of training camp on Thursday. Knowing that he has yet to meet with team officials, it is hard to determine Pierre-Paul’s standing with the team at this point in time.