The Boston Herald reports:
After some debate over possible special relief for at least some of the 10 player-plaintiffs, it was determined it would be too cumbersome to try and work out individual deals. Since the bulk of plaintiffs were well-placed NFL veterans, the best way to go, it was decided, was to stick simply with the larger deal negotiated between the NFLPA and the league’s owners.
The presence of quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees complicated the issue as they are among the highest paid players in the league. Short of being exempted from the franchise tag there was little of value to them that could be offered. In addition, despite reports to the contrary, neither Manning nor Brees ever asked for special considerations. Neither did Brady.
As for Logan Mankins, he wold have been happy to have been declared a free agent by having the franchise tag slapped on him by the Patriots in February removed but he never asked for a $10 million payout, as was mistakenly reported in some places.
The final deal will be debated Wedesday morning among the NFLPA Executive Committee and the club player reps and an up or down vote is expected to be taken by the end of the day. The deal, which raises the floor of the salary cup while lowering its ceiling and has led both sides to believe they have negotiated a strong deal for their consituencies, would then move on to the owners for ratification.
You can read the full report HERE.