NFLPA responds: We know Goodell 'did not serve as a fair arbitrator'

NFLPA responds: We know Goodell 'did not serve as a fair arbitrator'

The NFLPA released a brief statement after seeing that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

"The NFLPA is disappointed in the decision by the Second Circuit," the statement reads. "We fought Roger Goodell's suspension of Tom Brady because we know he did not serve as a fair arbitrator and that players' rights were voilated under our collective bargaining agreement.

"Our Union will carefully review the decision, consider all of our options and continue to fight for player's rights and for the integrity of the game."

The NFLPA did not immediately commit to appeal the Second Circuit's decision, but it has the option of requesting that the whole Second Circuit hear the case. If that request is denied, the union could seek a review from the Supreme Court. 

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.