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Seifert: Robert Kraft is ready to fight

Using words like "unfathomable" to describe the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is in full rebellion mode. And don't expect him back down any time soon.

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Goodell's 20-page appeal decision

Wonder why Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension? The commissioner lays out his reasoning in this 20-page memo.


A chocolate Peyton Manning statue

Sculptor Tim King is creating a larger-than-life chocolate version of the Broncos QB for the 2015 Choctober Event. Beware hungry fans.


Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong'

"I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either. ... To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong." Full statement

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'Wrong to put my faith in the league'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: "I had hoped that Tom Brady's appeal to the league would provide Roger Goodell the necessary explanation. ... Now the league has taken the matter to court. A tactic only a lawyer would recommend."

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Steelers player rep Ramon Foster glad NFLPA will to fight for Tom Brady in court. “That’s what the union so supposed to do,” he said.

McCarthy: No plans to limit Rodgers' reps

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he isn't planning to limit Aaron Rodgers' workload: "We're not counting throws all the time, and it's not a concern as it will be when he's later in his career." The QB is coming off consecutive injury-marred seasons.

Police asked to watch Goodell's home

Police in Scarborough, Maine, are keeping an eye on Roger Goodell's home after the commissioner upheld Tom Brady's suspension. The police chief said the NFL "did reach out and let us know about the decision and that it might not be popular." (via Portland Press Herald)

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So will things go smoothly for Welter? Probably not. Training camp is designed to test players and coaches. And she's probably up for that.

Jen Welter's first pro football check

The new Cardinals coach saved the check, not for how much she made ($1 per game), but because of what it represents: "While it wasn't a dream I could have ever had, now it's a dream other girls can grow up having."

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How Berry got back on the field

Eric Berry, who is back on the field today eight months after being diagnosed with lymphoma, declined to use a traditional port for chemotherapy, according to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder. The safety instead opted for an IV so he could continue to work out.


Belichick staying on message about 2015

When asked about his depth at QB, Bill Belichick said: "Training camp is where everyone gets reps to evaluate the entire team." He then walked away from the podium, ending the news conference.


'This is very sad and disappointing'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft had harsh words for the NFL: "Given the facts ... it is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players."


Bill Belichick doesn't feel the heat

The 90-degree weather didn't stop the Patriots coach from wearing his signature hoodie while he deflected comments about the ongoing situation involving his QB and the league.


Rice: Amari Cooper the 'new Tim Brown'

Hall of Famer Jerry Rice told the Raiders' website that the rookie WR is "very much like Tim Brown, very explosive, got speed to burn, really going to strike fear into the opposing team."

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Edwards: Goodell leveling playing field

Herm Edwards on Roger Goodell: "The commissioner's No. 1 job is to protect the integrity of professional football. ... The rules were not played by fairly, in the commissioner's eyes, and there are consequences."