The players are asking for compensation for head-trauma they suffered while playing in the league.
Richmond native and ex-NFL player Ray Easterling committed suicide in April.
His wife says football head injuries led to his taking his own life.
Easterling`s death is just one in a string of suicides by ex-NFL players suffering from brain disease that may been caused by concussions.
Fourteen players including lead plantiff hall of fame running back Eric Dickerson, are named in the suit.