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.
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.