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Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Posted on: August 10, 2011 5:39 pm
 
MankinsPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Last season, Patriots G Logan Mankins was one of the unhappiest men in the Patriots organization (probably even more unhappy than Bill Belichick whenever he has to meet with the media). Mankins believed he deserved a long-term contract extension, and he believed that New England owner Robert Kraft had intimated that he’d get one.

Just not last year, which angered Mankins so much that he refused to sign his tender of $3.26 million and then blasted the organization. He returned to the team midway through the season and played well in the second half of the year.

All of that acrimony, though, is over, as ESPN reports that Mankins and the Patriots have agreed to a six-year contract extension.

The first good sign that this year would not be a repeat of last season occurred when Mankins signed his $10.73 million tender and dropped his request for a $10 million settlement after serving as a plaintiff in the Brady v NFL case.

The new six-year deal, then, serves three purposes. It keeps one of the best guards in the NFL in New England through 2016. It keeps him happy. And it reduces his hit against the Patriots cap number for 2011, which would have been about $10 million.

Of course, today’s news shouldn’t be a surprise.

After all, Kraft had this to say Wednesday when meeting with the media: “If I have a vote, it will get done. But the other side has to want it, too. But it’s our desire and has always been our desire. But like I tried to explain to you, you can’t sign everyone you want, so you need to plan and I think we did our planning knowing the kind of environment we were coming into. We tried to position ourselves so we had our core veterans and we could continue to sign the people we want to sign. We very much think that Logan is among the best there is at his position. We drafted him and we want him here.”

And now he’s got him.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:19 am
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:26 am
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

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Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

I'm glad it is over with.  We needed to resolve this issue and that is what has happened.  We have to keep the best guard in the league we would be fools not to.  Light is at the end of his career and we have to keep the core of our o-line together and Mankins is the core.Cool



Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

well the guy earned his money, and I'm sure Tom Brady is even happier that the man protecting him is happy.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

@ Three Bricks been drinking too much Iron City plonk! 



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

patssox07 -- when are you going to learn that people hate cheaters?



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Boooo Yaahhhhhhh About time the pats locked this hog up. Mankins is a BEAST. Now if they could only get a do over on Asante Samuel.

Please tell me you are joking about Asante Samuel.  I like what Deon Sanders said, he' the best off-corner in the league.  Look at the history of the game.  All the great ones could play press-man and bump-and-run.  If you can't play these, I do not consider you an elite corner.  I am glad Bill Belichick did not bite.  Now he has Leigh Bodden and Devin McCourty for cheaper than Samuel.  These two will not play of on 3rd and 3.  BTW, in regards to Samuel, if you want 10 million per year, you have to catch the inteception that makes your team go down in history.  In Bill we trust!!


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