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Mankins, Patriots not communicating

Posted on: July 16, 2010 9:34 am
 
L Mankins before a game last season (Getty). If you thought the New England Patriots and the disgruntled Logan Mankins were negotiating behind closed doors to make sure one of the top offensive guards in the NFL was ready to begin training camp, think again.

According to the Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport , the two sides haven’t even begun to talk.

Part of that likely is because the NFL is on its month-long holiday, but it’s unclear whether Mankins – who missed all of New England’s offseason workouts – will attend training camp.

From the story:

Mankins had refused to sign his one-year restricted free agent tender worth $3.26 million, and the Patriots reduced it to $1.54 million. He’s not under contract, so he simply won’t be paid if he doesn’t show.

Mankins has said his stance is based on principle and that he wanted to be traded. Bauer added that “Mankins is a pretty principled guy.”

While sources have indicated the Pats offered Mankins a deal worth $7 million annually, the guard’s camp puts it at seven years and $6.5 million annually. The guaranteed money is not clear. If 2010 had a salary cap, Mankins would have been a free agent.


Two problems here: 1) New Orleans signed guard Jahri Evans to a huge seven-year, $56 million deal last year and obviously that set a precedent in Mankins’ mind, and 2) Mankins believes the Patriots have been dishonest in promising to take care of him after he played last year at what he believes was a reduced rate.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Mankins, Patriots not communicating

Top Ten Reasons why Mankins is not communicating
10. Mankins is eating a 20 oz. sirloin with gunpowder
9. He has bad gas
8. He was 2 minutes late to the meeting, Bob and Bill locked the doors.
7. His zipper was stuck.
6. He was also eating a Ribeye with gunpowder on it...
5. Went to Nantasket beach and had too much fun on the carousel.
4. Went up to Canada with Ty Law...forgot where he was.
3. Had cheesecake for dessert....with gunpowder on it
2. He was watching the Food Network.
1. Because Jahri Evans has nothing on Logan Mankins
WOW did someone finally see the A-Team.

Lame



Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2010 1:49 pm
 

Mankins, Patriots not communicating

It seems to be the Patriot way... get high quality players and low-ball em so you can get more high quality players to low-ball. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2010 10:03 am
 

Mankins, Patriots not communicating

It's awesome that a guard holding out can draw this much heat just because he plays for the Patriots. I love being a New England fan.


Me too.  Although I'm a Lions fan i've always respected the Pats in a huge way and defended them on these boards when the haters come out and talk crap about them

But this... THIS is the funniest thing I've seen to date. A guard... I said a GUARD is holding out and there are 6 pages of back and forth between Pats fans and mostly haters that can't resist a Pats story, regardless of what the story is about.  

It could have said, "Pats waterbody complains to mommy and daddy about player treatment" and there would have been 12 pages about how they mistreat little kids, beat their own kids,, anything you could imagine.

I'm a Wings fan in hockey and I get the same treatment as Pats fans do on these boards...

Winning breeds haters......

Go Pats !!



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2010 5:24 am
 

Mankins, Patriots not communicating

So much bad luck happening to that team.
They must have done something awful bad cause the hits just keep on coming.
I think their bad karma started when they lost that Super Bowl.
I can't rember what Super Bowl it was but ever since that loss,
Star players injured, huge whiffs in the draft, missing playoffs,
Losing in the playoffs, Star players holding out & saying team lied.
Boy what will happen next ?? gotta feel bad for their fans though.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2010 5:13 am
 

Mankins, Patriots not communicating

Did you all see that guy who replaced Mankins whiff on that block??


Who's down on the turf I can't see his number.
hope he is ok.


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