Deflategate has been quite a distraction from the real issue with the NFL. But the real story will catch up to Roger Goodell by Christmas.
Some short takes off the long weekend, including the one thing we've been waiting for: Tom Brady to come out and say something. Anything.
Tom E Curran explains why the delay reported by the AP is only the beginning. Tom Brady's appeal process could last until the fall.
2yDan Connolly joined the rest of his Patriots teammates at practice Thursday.
2yThe Patriots and Ravens are two of the top teams in the AFC, but they way in which they do business seems to be the opposite.
2yShane Vereen returns to practice, but Dan Connolly, who suffered a concussion Sunday against the Titans, is out.
2yTroy Brown, on the set of 'Patriots Wednesday Live', listens appreciatively as coach Bill Belichick sings his praises.
2yKevin Kolb is getting a second chance at the starter's job, and the Cardinals are expecting him to make the most of it.
2yTom Brady and Brandon Lloyd are still working on developing their on-field relationship. According to Lloyd, success will require an intangible even beyond trust.
2yRookie safety Cyhl Quarles has been signed to the practice squad. Tight end Alex Silvestro was released.