Sources: Franchised stars to hold out

Updated: April 16, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice are not expected to report to the start of the team's voluntary workouts Monday after being tagged as their teams' franchise players, according to league sources.

Forte and the Bears have been unable to reach a long-term contract agreement and Forte does not plan to report at this time without a new long-term deal.

All players under contract are expected, ...

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