Jim Henderson / WWL-TVSports Director
NFL players gathering in Washington could vote Wednesday to ratify an agreement in principle to end the impasse with owners over a new collective bargaining agreement.
That would require the anti-trust lawsuit against the league filed by Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and others to be dropped.
Reports Tuesday said that Brees and Manning were insisting that they be made free agents at the conclusion of their contracts without the possibility of being retained by the Colts and the Saints with franchise tags for the suit to go away.
Manning is currently tagged for $23.5 million this season by the Colts, while Brees will make $10 million in the final year of his contract with the Saints.
Brees denied the report, saying the following on his Twitter account Tuesday night:
'I hesitate to even dignify the false media reports with a response, but obviously they are leading people astray.
'I want no special perks. My job is to get a fair deal for all players, and I am proud to represent them all - past, present and future.
'All media claims about me wanting a personal reward for this deal are false. I hope you all know me better than that.'