According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, one of the last issues holding up the new NFL collective bargaining agreement will be striking a compromise with 10 plaintiffs in the Tom Brady v. the NFL suit.
One of those plaintiffs is Brady's teammate, Logan Mankins. He, along with fellow plaintiff and San Diego Chargers wideout Vincent Jackson, wants either 10 million for last season or to be declared an unrestricted free agent, according to the report.
A report from ESPN says that Mankins has not asked for a repayment yet.
From our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran:
The Patriots have franchised Mankins for the 2011 season. He'll make over 10 million but still hasn't signed his franchise tender offer.
This is his play to get out of having to do so. Looking at it from his side, he's hitting ownership in general, and the Krafts in particular, where it hurts. He's keeping them from making money by holding up business. And, after the Krafts held the hammer and used it on him for the past two years, Mankins has the hammer now.