|1.||Goodell will preside over Brady's appeal
||(Rotoworld) The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association's motion for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady's four-game suspension appeal. Analysis: The rejection may not bode well for Tom Terrific's chances of having his ban eliminated, unless of course the Patriots have a wink-nod agreement with Goodell, as has been rumored and/or speculated. We still tentatively expect Brady's suspension to be reduced, but probably not rescinded altogether.||1 day|
|2.||Patriots | Commissioner to hear Tom Brady's appeal
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will have the appeal of his four-game suspension heard by commissioner Roger Goodell after the NFL rejected a motion by the NFL Players Association to have Goodell remove himself from the appeal, according to a source.||1 day|
|3.||Patriots | No date for Tom Brady's appeal
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension has not been scheduled at this time.||1 day|
|4.||Patriots still want to hear from Brady
||(Rotoworld) NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated Wednesday that he is open to hearing any "new information" Tom Brady can offer in connection with his Deflategate suspension, prior to Brady's appeal. Analysis: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport came away believing the "door seems very open" to a reduction of Brady's four-game ban. On Tuesday, owner Bob Kraft announced the Patriots would not appeal their $1 million fine and loss of draft picks, which led some observers to speculate the Pats might have a tacit agreement that the NFL would, in turn, back off on its discipline of Brady.... (More)||3 days|
|5.||Patriots | Commissioner to hear from Tom Brady
||(USA Today) Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal will not be affected by the team's decision to accept their sanctions. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants to hear from Brady directly in regards to the deflation of footballs in the AFC Championship.||3 days|
|6.||Report: Pats decision not part of Brady ...
||(Rotoworld) A "high-ranking NFL source" tells Sports Illustrated's Greg A. Bedard that the Patriots' decision to forego an appeal of their Deflategate punishment does not include a tacit agreement that Tom Brady's suspension will be reduced. Analysis: Owner Robert Kraft is getting praised for having some sort of master plan, but it appears he's going more by gut feel. It stands to reason to any logical person that Tuesday's announcement will work in Brady's favor as he works to get his four-game ban reduced. It also remains possible Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell reached a wink/no... (More)||4 days|
|7.||Patriots won't appeal Deflategate punish...
||(Rotoworld) The Patriots will not appeal their $1 million fine and loss of draft picks in the "Deflategate" scandal.||4 days|
|8.||Patriots | Tom Brady's appeal to continue
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will continue to appeal his four-game suspension, despite owner Robert Kraft saying the team will not appeal the discipline levied against them.||4 days|
|9.||Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo ready to succeed?
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo's quick decision making and accuracy fit well with New England's playbook that includes quick-rhythm passes as part of the foundation, and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com believes the Patriots will continue to use the diverse aerial attack that is used when QB Tom Brady is under center when Garoppolo starts.||6 days|
|10.||Brady still showing up to voluntary work...
||(Rotoworld) Tom Brady hasn't missed any of the Patriots' voluntary workouts this offseason. Analysis: In the past, Brady has skipped these workouts in favor of training elsewhere. But with a four-game suspension looming, he wants to get as many reps in as possible, hoping to build a foundation with his teammates before handing the reigns over to Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots are hoping Brady's appeal will lead to a reduced punishment.||6 days|
|11.||Patriots | Tom Brady taking part in workouts
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has not missed any of the workouts this offseason.||6 days|