NFL players release video thanking football fans for their support on YouTube

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees at the negotiations.

National Football League players have released a video thanking football fans for their support and patience during the lockout.

In the video on YouTube, 13 players speak personally to the fans.

"I just want say to all the fans, thank you so much for all of your support and patience during this process," Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. "We're excited for this season to start and to have a great year."

"We want to tell you we thank you for being supportive of us through this process," Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "We were trying to make the game better for those guys that played it in the past, in the present and in the future. We appreciate your support. We look forward to a great football season. We got this thing done, now let's play some ball."

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