Judge Nelson consolidates Brady and Eller cases

In a procedural move that isn’t likely to have a big impact on the league’s labor mess, Judge Susan Nelson has ordered the Brady v s.NFL and Eller vs. NFL to be consolidated, according to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal.

Kaplan writes that beither NFL nor Brady counsel objected to the cases being merged.

Florio tells me this doesn’t mean much, other than it makes the NFL case a little cheaper to defend.  The case could potentially bog down the Brady case a bit, but the current players couldn’t afford to tell the former players (represented in the Eller case) to take a hike.