Posted by Andy Benoit
In a case of the strong getting stronger, the first place Patriots will activate Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins this Sunday against the Browns. No word on whether Mankins will start (Dan Connolly has done a decent job filling in on the left side).
Mankins’ addition is a testimony to the value of humility (or at least the value of “a little bit of humility”). It took awhile, but Mankins decided to swallow his pride and report despite not having the long-term contract he wanted. The Patriots, doing their part, chose to welcome him back right away, rather than use the spiteful and misguided hardball tactic of suspending him three games. Now the team has another Pro Bowler to help out on offense.
To make room for Mankins, the Pats released disappointing cornerback Terrence Wheatley, who was a second-round pick just three years ago.
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