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Report: Manning, Brees pushing for no tags

Posted on: June 27, 2011 10:27 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Like Reggie White once discovered, maybe there is something extra special waiting for the players whose names are attached to the Brady v NFL lawsuit that’s winding its way through the court system. A nice little perk that could make them extra money for the rest of their careers.

According to Pro Football Talk sources, the agency that represents Peyton Manning and Drew Brees is pushing for both players to be exempt from the franchise tag for any team who would want to place it on them. 

It’s not out of the realm of possibility, considering White, whose name was on the 1993 lawsuit against the NFL, won a franchise tag-free existence after that legal dispute was settled.

Manning, who’s currently the Colts franchise tag for 2011, would almost certainly receive an astronomical new contract from Indianapolis if this were to happen, and Brees -- entering the final year of his contract with the Saints -- would most likely benefit as well.

PFT also writes that other players on the suit - specifically Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, Patriots G Logan Mankins and Broncos rookie LB Von Miller -- also could receive the same kind of reward.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:38 am
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:45 am
 

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Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:33 pm
 

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 I thin  Manning is disgruntled in Indy. He wants what Brady has...three Super Bowls. He is disgusted with how the Colts turn to him to always win games and never seem to draft good RB's or defensive players. Something is wrong in Indy
You have got to be kidding. Manning would have the rings if he could not throw INTs that lose games for them. He has been surrounded by HOF and Pro Bowl level talent his whole career. Now he wants MORE money to take away from getting these "good RB's and defensive players" that you say he has never had... what a laugh...

Manning has had his butt kissed by the Colts from his first season on, and what has he gotten them? lots of regular Season wins, and 1 SB. The funny thing is, the 1 SB was on the back of his defense and his special teams, since he had a total of 3 TDs during that post season...(not to mention 7 INTs)..

Quit sniffing his jock. He is a great QB, but he is not half as good as he could have been. He consistantly chokes in the big games from High School to the NFL.





The loss of the Franchise tag will further hinder teams that CANT afford the high salaries these players want, and will only cripple the teams that they go to. Not to mention, it is a tool that is used to hammer out a long term deal. 

The only change that I could see, would be changing it so teams could not use it year after year on the same player. One year only.







Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Report: Manning, Brees pushing for no tags

Under the circumn stances I completely agree with you when it comes to the new talent that comes into the Nfl. I also believe you are misguided when it comes to the way players are to be utilized you believe they are like some piece of toilet paper you can just utilize and when it cost owner more than they feel it's worth when their staff's break the deal they can come back and say although you we're receiving these benefits and this compensation we agreed upon earlier we want a bigger share of the pie because are excuse is well there is a recession and we have the chance in the court of public opinion to get more money and no one will be the wiser. I don't think so for the Nfl as a whole is not hurting for money as a matter of fact their thriving and see an oppurtunity to abuse the system. I'm I for the player yes you are aware of the long time effects these player's substain from playing the sport, yes i've heard the argument they can do something else if it's to violent for them. Let's say your boss told you after working all week, on salary and you've put in an abundance of hours he believes that you deserve few hundred dollars less because he is not making enough and you have to bare some of that burden and everyone else in company must as well even though last month was the highest grossing month in profit. I don't know about you but I would tell him where he can shove it. The bottom line is that when your profit margins are significant and you just want a bigger piece of the pie because you think you can is morally wrong and there is no excuse you can tell me other wise look the nfl is monopoly period no other sport period has a lock down on it's product like the nfl. They in turn make money of jersy sells,not players,they make money of so many other examples no need to go through all of them,but as a man who is been in similar situations because owner don't want to pay because of the experience that has acrutiated is wrong and if the court allows for the owners to win then any business that views what the nfl owners have done will attempt to do the same and you watch and see if that doesn't occur.Thank you for taking the time to hear me out.


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