NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Replay Changes & Steelers

Tom Brady

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFLPA will file a petition to rehear the Tom Brady case before a panel of judges in second circuit court this afternoon.
  • “The facts here are so drastic and so apparent that the court should rehear it,” Brady’s attorney told ABC. (Mike Reiss)
  • Brady is, of course, appealing the four-game suspension he received for his role in DeflateGate.

Replay Changes

Falcons president Rich McKay, who is the chairman of the NFL’s rule-making competition committee, told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that the proposal being considered by owners next week will be will look to address some of the replay issues in an inverse fashion.

Bell writes that the initial rule was focused on the types of plays are reviewable. However, the committee will focus on determining what plays cannot be reviewed, should the measure pass.

What’s happened is there have been so many rules added over the years as situations have come up, the rulebook has become cumbersome,” McKay explained. “We’re addressing that.”


  • Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that the Steelers have yet to restructure a single contract this offseason after reworking a total of 24 contracts over the course of five years.
  • Kaboly mentions that it’s possible they may be able to get away without restructuring anyone’s contract in 2016, which essentially pushes cap space down the road, by signing G David DeCastro and LB Lawrence Timmons to extensions.
  • Another move to boost their available cap space would be to release K Shaun Suisham with a post-June 1 designation or attempt to trade him.


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