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NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Terrelle Pryor, Browns, & Saints

Tom Brady

ESPN’s Chris Mortenson reports that Ted Wells will be present for Tom Brady‘s appeal hearing on Tuesday.

According to Mortensen, Wells will be available to answer questions from both Brady’s lawyers and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Brady‘s counsel will contend Goodell violated the CBA by delegating authority to executive vice president Troy Vincent to hand down the punishment as well as the penalties being “grossly inconsistent” with previous discipline with similar alleged conduct.

Terrelle Pryor

Former QB Terrelle Pryor confirmed via his Twitter account Monday that he is converting from quarterback to receiver.

Going to miss QB but I will make a great WR! Already Working!!,” Pryor said of the move.

Browns

Browns S Tashaun Gipson signed his second-round tender offer sheet a week prior to the start of mandatory minicamp, but still hopes to reach a deal before the season starts.

I’m going to have a smile on my face. At the end of the day, my rookie contract was less than this tender. So on the bright side about it, I’m going to make more money than I’ve ever made, so I can’t complain about that.‘” Gipson told WKYC.

Gipson added that he’s surprised they’re in this situation, but understands that contract talks take time to develop

I’m surprised that I’m here, I’m surprised that everything transpired the way that it did from the tender on down,” Gipson continued. “But that’s not my decision to wear my feelings on my sleeve. I’m still a professional athlete at the end of the day, and I’ve got to conduct myself that way, but you know, I’m still only human and yeah, I get into my feelings sometimes and I’m surprised that we are here now, but these type of things take time.

Things are ongoing, but one of the things, me believing in myself, is I’m not afraid to play under the tender. I know what lies after this season, so I believe that if we can’t get something done, I know that the Browns definitely want me to be here. I feel like they want me to be here. I hope they do, and I want to be here.

Saints

Mike Triplett of ESPN writes that the releasing OLB Junior Galette would be a difficult move for the Saints from a cap perspective, given that it would result in a cap hit of $5.45 million and create $12.1 million in dead money for the 2016 season.

Triplett mentions that there’s still a chance that New Orleans could try to fight to get some of that money back, depending on whether or not Galette is suspended.

A video surfaced recently that shows a man, who is thought to be Galette, striking a female with a belt during a group skirmish on a beach. Later this month, Galette will be meeting with NFL officials in regards to his January arrest for alleged domestic assault.

With all of this uncertainty surrounding Galette, the Saints may have no choice but to take a cap hit in order to clean up the the team’s locker room culture.