- Rule Two will require footballs to be under the supervision of the referee at all times during games, per Pro Football Talk.
- According to Ian Rapoport, NFL owners will discuss on Wednesday the pregame handling of footballs, and the chain of custody for officials. He notes that PSI levels of footballs will remain at 12.5-to-13.5 PSI.
- Mike Garafolo reports that Tom Brady‘s appeal really isn’t about getting the four-game suspension reduced as much as it is an attempt to clear his name in DeflateGate.
- Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to limit the number of veterans who can try out at rookie minicamps to five per team.
- Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee expects DL Glenn Dorsey to start at right end during base downs, while DL Tank Carradine will rotate in on passing downs.
- QB Derek Carr did not participate in Tuesday’s OTA workouts, due to an undisclosed injury. (Ian Rapoport)
“Time missed in May is better than time missed in September,” said HC Jack Del Rio said, via CSNBayArea.com. “You’re often more capable of taking whatever time is necessary to make sure you put things behind you.”
- Chris Mortensen reports that Carr could require surgery on his right ring finger and may be at risk of missing OTAs. However, there is optimism that he will be ready for training camp.
- According to Pete Schrager of Fox Sports, Raiders ownership is open to selling a minority stake of the team to a local company in the Bay Area if that company can cover at least $400 million to help finance a new stadium.