The National Football Players Association (NFLPA) filed a lawsuit Thursday over the contract negotiations for the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.
The Panthers and Seahawks are the only two NFL teams not to have been awarded contracts by the league’s labor department.
The Panthers and Panthers are locked in a battle for the No. 3 spot in the NFC North.
In a news release, the NFLPA said the Panthers and the Seahawks’ contracts were “inherently unfair, unfair, arbitrary and capricious.”
The Panthers are seeking a 10-year, $125 million contract extension, while the Seahawks have sought a five-year contract worth $50 million.
The teams are locked into a contract for the 2019 season.
The NFLPA also said the teams have “a history of refusing to negotiate for players.”
The Seahawks have also been under contract negotiations with several players for the past few seasons.
The team was scheduled to sign linebacker Bruce Irvin to a five year, $60 million contract before the negotiations failed.
Irvin and linebacker Bobby Wagner have been under the microscope for years.
Wagner has been fined $17,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the preseason, and he was suspended for two games after violating the league-mandated concussion protocol.
The Seattle Seahawks and Panthers have both signed extensions for 2019, and the Panthers are expected to make a decision on Irvin’s extension by the end of the month.