NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Chargers, Dolphins, & Raiders


Tom Brady

  • Daniel Kaplan reported that a Minnesota judge has ordered the NFLPA lawsuit regarding Tom Brady’s suspension be transferred to Manhattan, where the NFL first filed.
  • Here’s the judge’s ruling on the matter. (Albert Breer)
  • Albert Breer reports that the NFLPA plans to refile its lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Brady in Manhattan today.

NFLPA spokesman George Atallah mentioned on Mike & Mike that he’s hoping other owners will list to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and agree to a new disciplinary process.

It says a lot when you have an owner echo the sentiments of our union. It says a lot when you have someone like Robert Kraft, who is respected around the league and obviously in the league office, say the things that he said with respect to fairness and process and faith in the league office. Those are the things that, frankly, give us a lot of validation for many of the fights that we’ve had over the last several years. Now the hope is that other owners will step up and say, This disciplinary process doesn’t make sense. We need to negotiate a new one with the union,” Atallah said, via Pro Football Talk.


Chargers OC Frank Reich said that he’s “off-the-charts excited” about first-round RB Melvin Gordon.

Incredibly, incredible positive,” Reich said of Gordon’s workouts thus far, via the Union-Tribune San Diego. “You can see he has great vision. You can see he has great patience. And he’s just got great physical ability. … I don’t want to say too much because he’s got to do it. But I’m just very excited about him, like off-the-charts excited.”


  • Barry Jackson reports that the Dolphins have not pursued free agent G Evan Mathis in recent days, and are likely to see what they have with their young players.
  • According to Adam Caplan, the Dolphins may move Koa Misi, who played MLB last season, back to strong side linebacker because coaches want to see Kelvin Sheppard on the field more.


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