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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.

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Source: Jets DE Wilkerson will report to camp

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who has expressed public frustration with his contract, will report Wednesday for the start of training camp, a league source said Tuesday.

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Packers prez: Lambeau rights won't be sold

One of the loudest ovations Packers president Mark Murphy received at team's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday came when he said naming rights for the iconic stadium would never be sold.


Welcome back, Eric Berry

The Chiefs safety, wearing No. 29, took the field at practice today, eight months after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

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'This is very sad and disappointing to me'

Robert Kraft today on Tom Brady's case: "Six months removed from the AFC Championship Game, the league still has no hard evidence of anybody doing anything to tamper with the PSI levels of footballs." Full statement


'I tried to do what I thought was right'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft blasted the NFL for upholding Tom Brady's four-game suspension and apologized to the team's fans for agreeing to accept the league's penalties. 'I was wrong'

'A good case, not a great one' for Brady

ESPN legal analyst Ryan Smith on Tom Brady's chances in court: "What's really going to matter is going in there and deciding whether the procedure used to judge this appeal was fundamentally fair. That's going to be the key."


Robert Kraft: I regret backing off

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: "Tom Brady is a person of great integrity ... Yet for reasons I cannot comprehend, there are those in the league office who are more determined to prove that they were right rather than admit any culpability of their own or take any responsibility through the initiation of a process and ensuing investigation that was flawed."

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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NFLPA exec impressed by Kraft

NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah, after hearing Patriots owner Robert Kraft speak on Tom Brady's case, tweeted: "Speechless. Wow."

'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."

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.


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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'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."


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.


Deflategate timeline

This all began way, way back on Jan. 18. In the six months since the first accusations were revealed, there have been numerous updates -- and it's not over yet. How we got here

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Sando: Top offenses in the NFL

Sorry, Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans: Even though its starting QB is suspended for 4 games, New England still has enough firepower to claim the top offense in the league. Rankings (Insider)

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Kraft with direct shot at NFL general counsel Jeff Pash: "League has taken matter to court, a tactic that only a lawyer would recommend."

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#NFL is a relationship business, and there are some relationships that are being destroyed over the inflation of freakin' footballs!!!

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Jim Mora: “Every NFL QB I’ve ever been around manipulated rhe football in some way.”

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Jim Mora said QBs should be able to have the ball inflated to whatever pressure they prefer