Seattle gets a lucrative four-year deal with its QB in place before opening training camp.
Training camp opens with talk of the postseason disappointment and how to avoid a repeat.
Courts are said to be generally reluctant to overturn an arbitration ruling. But that won’t stop Brady and the union from attempting to have the QB’s four-game DeflateGate suspension overturned.
There is support for the commissioner’s ruling among other owners despite Kraft’s criticisms. But some observers wonder if the public attacks on Goodell eventually could hurt the NFL’s popularity.
An executive with one NFL teams says that “with all that’s happened, it’s gonna be tough.”
The Patriots QB’s battle over a four-game suspension related to Deflategate is nearing a contentious final chapter.
The two sides continue discussions, but neither is willing to budge just yet.
Will the Patriots have to prepare both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo to start the opener? That’s just one of many quarterback story lines as NFL players report to training camp.
“I think he has to stay with the same thing,” a high-ranking official with one NFL team said as Commissioner Roger Goodell prepares to make a ruling.
Fired recently as the Giants’ defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell will replace Raheem Morris as defensive backs coach.