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Posted at 9:35 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Drew Brees promises to 'keep fighting' as NFL labor deadline nears

By Cindy Boren

Don't blame the Subway near the site of talks between the NFL and NFL Players Association if there's no deal. (Photo courtesy Subway)

The NFL and the players' union are back in the office of mediator George Cohen with the chances that the two sides would reach a labor agreement, or even just another extension of mediation, remote.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a member of the NFL Players Association's executive board, is present and tweeted:

To our fans - I give you my word that we as players are doing everything we can to negotiate with the NFL towards a fair dealless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android

"The NFL," Brees added in further tweets, "brought this fight to us - they want $1 billion back, we just want financial information to back up that request. They refuse to give that information to us. They think we should just trust them. Would you? We have a responsibility to our players - past, present, and future, to advance this league forward, not take 3 steps back."

I am very sorry that you as fans have to endure this. Football is more than just a game for all of us. We will keep fighting...alwaysless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android

From the other side, Jerry Jones, one of several owners present, told reporters as he entered the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service office: "Hopefully we'll have something for you in an hour or two."

By Cindy Boren  | March 11, 2011; 9:35 AM ET
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Way to go, guys. Next time you get a break, take alook back at how the NHL lockout worked. The World Series of Poker is THRILLED, and the NHL made it back finally on the "OUTDOOR CHANNEL"?!
See you maybe on SyFy or somewhere

Posted by: justlaffn | March 11, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The only ones I feel sorry for are those people rely on their earnings by working concessions, security, etc. - they only get paid when the games are played and you know they ain't being paid much!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | March 11, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead and strike----who cares? We have college ball and eventually the pros will be back. Not many of them want to drive a truck for a living.

Posted by: steveiev | March 11, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

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