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Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:08 am
Edited on: July 19, 2011 10:53 am
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

Players from several teams may have gotten word that they will be reporting for work this weekend, but there are still several things to iron out before there's a new collective bargaining agreement in place and the 2011 season can officially begin. One issue will be finding a compromise with the 10 plaintiffs named in the Brady v. the NFL lawsuit.

Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole has learned through multiple sources that agents for two of the plaintiffs, Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson and Patriots guard Logan Mankins, "have requested that their players either become unrestricted free agents when the lockout is over or that they receive $10 million each as part of the settlement."

Jackson and Mankins missed much of the 2010 season when they couldn't reach long-term deals with their respective teams, before eventually reporting and playing out the remainder of the year. At the time, the players were hoping to become unrestricted free agents in 2011, but both were designated franchise players in February. 

According to an ESPN story last October, "Jackson and Mankins were among the players caught in significant changes because of an uncapped year that moved unrestricted free agency from four years to six years. Jackson and Mankins became part of a large class of restricted free agents when their contracts expired after their fifth season (2009). Both declined to sign their restricted free agent contract tenders, a requirement before players can report to their teams."

Per one Cole source, two other plaintiffs, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, "don’t really have that much to gain [by seeking compensation] because they’re both quarterbacks … They pretty much have all the leverage they could want. But I think some other guys are going to expect to be compensated.” Manning and Brees also signed a joint statement with Tom Brady last week calling for a settlement.

Cole also explains why the six remaining plaintiffs are in no position to demand "drastic compensation for damages."
Linebacker Ben Leber and defensive end Brian Robison could get some compensation because they are free agents who have been unable to sign with teams, but that figures to be minimal. New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Brady are under contract already. Denver Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller has yet to sign a deal and linebacker Mike Vrabel has retired.
Which brings us back to Jackson and Mankins. Neither player's agent would comment on the matter but Cole writes that "Both agents have been involved in bitter disputes with the teams over the past two years. 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."

And an NFL Players Association source tells Cole: “They’re asking for something they believe – and I think most people would believe – is fair compensation for what they’ve had to go through. My guess would be that the owners or the league will pay them.”

Cole adds that the league will consider all its options in the matter but that it "might be more inclined to pay Jackson and Mankins because removing the franchise tag would set a precedent for Manning to ask for the same thing now and Brees to do so next year if he doesn’t get a new contract from the New Orleans Saints."

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Since: Jul 17, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

Plain and simple greed involved.These players act like they deserve something.If the team doesn't want to pay them,they don't have to.Shut the F up and play already.You will all see just how greedy the players are in the next week demanding money and could very well hold up a new cba.Manning,Brees,Brady you have lost alot of respect from people with your greed.And VJAX and mankins,I only hope you do not find work anywhere and hope nobody wants you,cause thats what you really deserve.If only we could all go to work and demand money.I hope they all get traded to bad teams.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

I agree they should shut up and play, but when it really comes down to it they have a lot of leverage because the new CBA cannot be completed until these to plaintiffs sign off on it. And since they want one or the other to sign off I am thinking the owners will have to budge a little. 

YEAH RIGHT !!!  You are kidding, right????  What about if the owners tell them to go to hell???  How would over 1900 other NFL players feel about losing their paychecks for a full season because of a few greedy morons?  I'd love to see it... bring it on !!!!   A whole league of NFL players couldn't weaken the owners as a group and you think suddenly when the chips are down a couple morons are going to beat the owners down?

Here's another LOL for you.... 



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

Whitecat, Mankins played in the playoffs.  It wasn't sacks that lost the Pats the game, it was the Jets dropping everyone into coverage and forcing them to throw it short.  They chose not to sign the PERFECTLY LEGAL franchise tender that was allowed under the CBA that they AGREED TO PLAY UNDER when they joined the NFL.  How are they now allowed damages because of the fact that they agreed to play under the CBA, then decided not to obey the rules of that CBA?  That makes no sense. 




Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

Dont hate the players, hate the game. Mankins and Vincent Jackson were basically screwed over by their respective low balling teams last year. Mankins could have easily made 7 to 9 million as a free agent last year. Vincent Jackson easily could have made 11 to 13 million on the free agent market.  They are just asking for what they were screwed out of last year by the NFL.  I understand their perspective quite clearly.  Both the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots were obviously lesser teams, because of the hold out situations they created with their respected players.  They lost games because of it.
The Chargers did not make the playoffs because of it, and the Patriots could not protect Brady like they should have against the Jets and lost in the playoffs.
There is a reason why both Jackson and Mankins are franchised. They are worth the money they were robbed of. 



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

So everyone in the world of football is going to have to suffer because of these two gready idiots? They should not get nothing but the franchise tag they were issued. Their problems were a result of the old agreement and should be handle per the old aggreement. Now what ever there teams offer them in the new agreement is what they should be honering. They were both offered a significant amount of cash and turned it down. DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THE ASSES!!!!!



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Mankins, Jackson will seek $10m in compensation?

I agree they should shut up and play, but when it really comes down to it they have a lot of leverage because the new CBA cannot be completed until these to plaintiffs sign off on it. And since they want one or the other to sign off I am thinking the owners will have to budge a little.   



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