Count New England G Logan Mankins as one unhappy Patriot.
Mankins told Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston that he wants to be traded and there is “no way” he’ll sign his $3.26 million tender offer.
"At this point, I'm pretty frustrated, from everything that's happened and the way negotiations have gone," Mankins told Reiss in a phone interview. "I want to be traded. I don't need to be here any more."
One source of Mankins’ frustration is his free agent status. As a sixth-year player, he would have been an unrestricted free agent in normal years. But because this is a non-salary cap season – the final year of the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement – he reverted back to being a restricted free agent.
Naturally, Mankins isn’t expected to attend New England’s min-camp that begins Tuesday.
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UPDATE: According to Boston.com's Albert Breer, the Patriots offered Mankins a five-year deal worth around $7 million per season, which would have made him one of the five highest-paid guards in the game.