According to Yahoo! Sports, both Patriots guard Logan Mankins and Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson are seeking either the right to become free agents or be paid $10 million upon the resolution of the current lockout. Such a deal would be part of reaching a comprise in the Brady v. the NFL lawsuit, which includes Mankins and Jackson.
Both players sat out the majority of the 2010 season after they failed to reach long-term deals with their respective teams. Mankins and Jackson were both designated with the "franchise" tag prior to last season.
"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," an NFL Players Association source told Yahoo! Sports. "My guess would be that the owners or the league will pay them."
Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall came under fire in May after sending messages on Twitter criticizing Americans for celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden and insisting there's no evidence bin Laden was behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. As part of the fallout, athletic clothing company Champion canceled a sponsorship deal. Now, Mendenhall is suing the company, according to Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand said at the team's Championship DVD premier Monday that he is confident that a deal will soon be reached to keep the 23-year-old in Boston. A restricted free agent, Marchand was extended a qualifying offer by the B's, meaning the Bruins have the right to match any offer sheet the forward could be signed to by another club.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has noted he will not issue constant updates on the progress of negotiations, but Marchand expressed optimism.
"They know I want to be back here, and they want me back," Marchand said, "so we'll get something done."
Marchand pointed to the hoopla of the Stanley Cup celebration as a reason as to why he has yet to put ink on paper. He noted that he has not been involved in the negotiations, and that his agent, Wade Arnott, has handled things.
"It's obviously been a very busy time for everyone with the...
BALTIMORE -- For the second time in less than 24 hours, Dustin Pedroia apparently had enough. Roughly 20 hours after he delivered a game-winning single in the top of the 16th inning to give the Red Sox a 1-0 win in Tampa Bay, Pedroia stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth of a 7-7 game against the Orioles and lined a two-run double to right field that gave the Sox a 9-7 lead. His knock was the start of an eight-run eighth-inning eruption by the Sox in a 15-10 victory in Baltimore.
Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 16 games, going 2-for-5 while driving in three. He delivered the key blow in a balanced Red Sox attack that featured six players who collected multiple hits, including Jacoby Ellsbury (3-for-4), Kevin Youkilis (2-for-6, 3 RBI), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2-for-5, HR) and, in his first game since June 17, Carl Crawford (2-for-5).
The offensive explosion allowed the Sox to win on a night when Tim Wakefield was able to last just 4...
NFL players are ready to vote on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday if unresolved issues are settled between the players and NFL owners, according to a report by Adam Schefter on his twitter page.
Approximately two hours after U.S. Magistrate Arthur Boylan arrived at a Manhattan law firm, Adam Schefter reported that the players would be ready to vote a day before the owners gather for a special meeting in Atlanta to discuss the new CBA. It's presumed that if the players ratify on Wednesday, owners would be ready to do likewise.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - on hand for Monday's session in Manhattan - was quoted Monday, characterizing the labor deal as being down to "circumsizing mosquitoes".
Schefter also reported that the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams Monday, directing key executives with each team to attend Thursday's meetings in Atlanta. ...
On Patriots Friday we check in with the hall of famer, the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin to preview Pats @ Dallas and look around the NFL.
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
Sam Packard and Josue Pavon from WEEI.com discuss the Celtics first two pre-season games. Then, in the second installment of Packard's Corner, Sam is joined by his brother Nick to answer an important historical question. Kick it!
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
After joking around with Graig Murphy, who challenges Christian to a stand-up comedy showdown, Glenn and Christian face Lou about the rumors in the Boston Globe that Lou should be the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Red Sox radio broadcast.
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
Full disclosure we recorded this episode just before the official announcement. Ben and Russ talk the coaching situation in Liverpool, Revs playoffs chances, and Sepp is suspended.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.More from this show