Tom Brady is engaged in settlement talks with the NFL, a source familiar with the talks tells NBC News' Peter Alexander.
Last week, there were reports that the NFL Players' Union had pitched to Commissioner Roger Goodell a possible settlement between Brady and the League.
All of this is playing out as the NFL mulls Brady's four-game suspension, which the quarterback appealed. The NFL determined he was aware of team staffers deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game.
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Goodell and Brady last met on June 23 during a suspension appeal hearing.
The Patriots paid a record $1 million fine and were stripped of two draft picks, including a No. 1 selection next year.
The Patriots did not challenge their punishments.