CBSSports.com is reporting the NFL players union has asked the league to investigate the contract negotiations between the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees.
NFL insider Jason La Canfora reported according to sources with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA recently submitted a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell about Brees' contract impasse with the Saints.
The sources claimed the letter asked the NFL to launch a probe into whether the team was acting in good faith in talks with the QB.
Brees has not signed his one-year franchise tender worth about $16.4 million.
Tuesday he said he was confident he'll get a long-term deal done with the Saints.
He acknowledged the offseason of distractions has slowed down negotiations. On the subject of those off-field issues, he said the NFL has produced no proof the Saints' defense engaged in a bounty system.
With training camp nearing, Brees said progress has been made on his contract in recent weeks "but there's still a ways to go."
He added, "I'm hopeful that it will happen sooner than later."
Brees was in New York on Tuesday to discuss a program that provides free concussion testing for more than 3,300 middle and high schools and youth sports organizations.
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