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Manning, Brees also want free agency

Posted on: July 19, 2011 11:37 am
There are more problems in the final days of the CBA negotiations between the owners and players and those issues settle around Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.

Multiple sources say that Manning, one of the named plaintiffs, wants immediate free agency in order to settle the lawsuit. Those sources also say Brees wants to be a free agent next year. The sources say lawyers for the NFLPA have asked NFL owners for those two things in addition to the reported demands from players Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson.

The new CBA will get done but this is still a troubling sign that the the NFLPA is making last ditch efforts to get more from the owners. It can, indeed, slow things down.

Again, a deal will get done this week but this is not great news.

Brees is scheduled to earn $10 million in 2011 and Manning was tagged for 2011 that would pay him $23 million.

A CBA cannot be agreed upon unless all the plaintiffs settle the case.
Category: NFL
Tags: lockout

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

Manning and Brees got lots of praise and respect for putting their names on the NFLPA suit against the NFL and standing up for the grunt NFL'ers. Apparently they were in it for themselves.

Will Tom Brady, the remaining member of the triumerate display class or join these two?

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:54 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

Who's getting tired of all the bull crap going on with the palyer's and owner's ? I for one am I know that .These douch bags making million's of dollars for playing a game are getting carried away now .Don't Manning and Brees make 100 times more then the poor sucker's paying there salary by going to the games and supporting them . Every Friday night and Saturday all across this country people go and watch unpaid football players playing in games in both the high school and collegiate ranks so maybe it's time to watch less attractive star's on Sunday's also ....There are many undrafted football players out there that would cherish the chance to play for a smitten of the money these so called pro's are getting paid cand anybody say ...SCABS ............I know not the same talent level but then again over time and the right coaching these no name player's will become household names  also ....Just a thought from a fed up fan who is a season ticket holder for the last 23 year's 

Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:41 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

Overpaid multi-millionaires wanting many more millions while Joe Sixpack can barely afford to take his family of four to an NFL game.  At some point the fan feels like a sucker.  I've reached that point. Embarassed I will continue to watch free tv games, but won't buy tickets, pay-per-views, jerseys, etc.

I'm just not going to be part of the direct funding of these millionaires wanting more and more to play a ball game.

Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:39 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

Hey Ih8daPats, you said..."Manning has been languishing with the Colts for years" 

Are you kidding me????  The Colts have the 2nd best record in the NFL over the last 9 years (second only to Brady and the Pats) and he has also won a Super Bowl.  And you say he needs to go to a team where they can put a defense, running back and some players around him?  Manning has had 2 of the best WR in the NFL for years in Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne; one of the best TE in Dallas Clark; additionally NFL players voted Jeff Saturday, Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney in the NFL Top 100 for 2011.  Maybe the Colts could get some better players in free agency if Peyton Manning wasn't the highest paid player in the NFL at over $23 million a year, taking up 21% of the teams salary cap.

Drew Brees was a free agent in 2006.  He got the best contract he could at the time. He signed a contract with New Orleans that many people felt New Orleans was stupid to sign.  Now he has the nerve to demand to be a free agent because he has performed better than he thought he could.  NO WAY should he be a free agent.  Be a man of honor and live up to your commitments!!!!

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:38 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

This was the last card the Union had to play in order to have the owners give into the last few issues left on the table.   Interesting that there is a lot of hoopla about it, as they probably told the players to expect it and not to get up in arms about it.....  The Union would never allow 10 guys who already make a large amount of money hold up the process for the rest of the players....   This is a good sign that the owners/Union are close to a deal....  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL...... glad they were able to get it done... I couldn't imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without a couple beers and the Cowboys on the tube.!>

Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:37 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency


If that was the case, why wouldn't Manning just restructure is contract like the other 99% of players who want to help their team.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:34 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

I kind of agree with you and kind of don't.  The average NFL fan can go to our boss and demand free agency (threaten to quit).  The difference is, we are more easily replaceable, thus less valuable.  Everyone gets paid based on how difficult it is to replace them, sorry to say to all of you liberal douche's but it's true.

Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:33 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

I used to respect Manning, Brady, Bree's prior to this. I will not be a fan anymore. This is horrible PR for these guys!

Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:31 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

Get Manning out of the AFC South so the other teams can have a chance for once!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:30 pm

Manning, Brees also want free agency

And Lottery winners 'deserve' more?  People aren't going to like this message but I think people are worth what others intend on paying them.  If another team is willing to pay more money, unless you have a signed contract saying that you are obligated to work (play) somewhere else, I say it is that individuals right to get as much money as you can.  What makes you so special to decide what is enough money to live off of?

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