Still plenty of air in 'Deflategate' court case (Yahoo Sports)
Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs - it's the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers. Setting the stage for the ''Deflategate'' scandal to stretch into its third season, and putting Brady's four-game suspension back in the hands of the courts, the players' union asked all 13 judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case that a three-judge panel decided in the league's favor. The NFL had no comment.
Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries (Yahoo Sports)
National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher who the NFL feared was biased. The NFL had agreed to donate $30 million to the NIH to fund brain research but backed out after the institutes went ahead with a $16 million grant to prominent Boston University researcher Robert Stern.
Fitzpatrick wants reunion with Jets, has no plans to retire (Yahoo Sports)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, locked in a contract stalemate with the New York Jets, says he wants to return to the team and has no plans to retire.
Mom of Giants' Apple to join ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' (Yahoo Sports)
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- The mother of Giants first-round pick Eli Apple will make an NFL debut of her own this fall.
Titans agree to terms with 8th pick overall Jack Conklin (Yahoo Sports)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with offensive tackle Jack Conklin, the eighth overall pick in the draft.
Saints add veteran receiver Brown, kicker Barth (Yahoo Sports)
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed receiver Vincent Brown and kicker Connor Barth.
Browns cut veteran WR Brian Hartline (Yahoo Sports)
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday.
Jaguars lose rookie DE Woodard to torn Achilles tendon (Yahoo Sports)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost another draft pick to injury.
Jaguars' Fowler returns, ready for bigger role after injury (Yahoo Sports)
Dante Fowler Jr. took a step right, quickly cut back inside offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and found himself on a collision course with the quarterback. More importantly for Fowler and the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was a clear sign that the speedy defensive end is back. Fowler practiced Monday for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during rookie minicamp last year.
Panthers' Thompson cited in accident that injured ex-Duke QB (Yahoo Sports)
Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was cited for a head-on accident that injured former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone over the weekend, a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper said Monday. Trooper John Burgin told The Associated Press that Thompson's vehicle collided with one driven by Boone on Sunday morning near Weddington, located about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte. Burgin said Thompson told authorities in his statement that he reached down to pick up his dropped cellphone, leading to a citation for driving left of the center line.