Reports: Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson are seeking $10M each
|07.20.11 at 10:01 pm ET|
Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins and San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson have waived a request for unrestricted free agency, but are still seeking $10 million each in compensation in return for signing off on the dismissal of the Brady vs. NFL lawsuit, according to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports and Jim Trotter of SI.com.
Mankins and Jackson, two of the 10 plaintiffs in the suit, were denied unrestricted free agency during the 2010 uncapped season, and both sat out a sizable chunk of the season as a result. (Jackson and Mankins were among a group of players who have had to wait six years to reach unrestricted free agency because of previous rules.) Jackson tweeted earlier this week that he has ‘made no demands, I wanna play ball like the rest of my peers!’ Meanwhile, the Mankins’ camp has remained silent since the report first broke earlier this week.
It’s unclear how much this is potentially holding up a new agreement. However, the players and owners are seeking a ‘global resolution’ to the lockout, which means the dismissal of all the legal action. As long as the lawsuit survives, it figures that both sides will remain at an impasse.