AFC East Notes: Tannehill, Brady, Pats

The Dolphins bought themselves an extra four years with Ryan Tannehill for roughly what he was going to make over the next two, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report tweets. Earlier today, the quarterback agreed to a lucrative new deal worth up to $96MM over the course of six years. Here’s more on that plus other items out of the AFC East..

  • Tom Brady‘s camp is furious that Roger Goodell will be hearing his appeal rather than a neutral arbitrator. They’re giving real thought to bringing a lawsuit against him as a result, but a final decision on whether that suit would happen before or after a ruling has not been made, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Litigation in 2012 pressured Goodell to appoint a truly neutral arbitrator to handle the player appeals in the Saints bounty case, so there is encouraging precedent for the Pats QB.
  • When it comes to the appeal from Brady and a potential appeal by the Patriots, it’s important to remember that the burden would be to challenge Ted Wells’ process and not his conclusions, Albert Breer of tweets.
  • The Dolphins now need to figure out how to protect their investment in Tannehill, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald tweets. The left guard position could be a turnstile for Miami and he sees that as their top weakness on the line.
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