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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: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

It's funny how  every story on this site pertaining to the Pats (even just announcing a contract for one of the better if not best guard in the league) elicits moronic comments from the same A-hole Steeler/Jet/ and now Eagle fans.

What will Eagles fan excuse be if they don't win it all this year???



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

I'm not sure we've heard exactly how much he signed for yet, though we can probably expect it will be around 9-10 M/year over 6 years.  Much of this will be a signing bonus, probably around 18 M, the rest will likely be spread out and be back loaded.  If that's the case, this is a great signing because 10M up front would have been a hefty price tag against the cap.

Despite what other fans think, the Pats have been pretty good with their money this offseason (exception being Shaun Ellis).  They didn't spend much on free agency at all, Andre Carter, Mark Anderson and Gerard Warren didn't cost much.  Haynesworth and Ocho both restructured their deals, Ocho is almost at veteran minimum, signing for 1 M this year and 3 M the next two.  Haynesworth will cost them less than 3 M this year. That's a huge discount.

Meanwhile, they managed to re-up key guys like the Law Firm, Kyle Arrington (underrated), and Tracy White.  Also, resigned heart and soul veterans like Faulk and Light on the cheap.  All great moves.  I'd say they positioned themselves to overspend on Shaun Ellis to make sure he didn't carve us up in the playoffs and provide 12-15 plays in nickel and dime defenses.  Good moves all around.  Haters will hate.



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:04 am
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Pats are throwing alot of money around but this looks like a no brainer, 5 million to Shaun Ellis was a real head scratcher though..



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:30 am
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Wow after saying how classless the Pats organization was and that he would never play for them again, i guess we see that both he and the pats are classless.  Good luck old loser!



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 7:46 am
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Hey Mr New Yourk its 7:45am and you must be in line to punch your time sheet in the clock. Don't be late or you won't get paid today. Time to power wash the pee off 42nd Street today?



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:32 am
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Worried, eh Mr. New York ?? I would be too if I were you. Mankins is just one of many reasons you, Rexie and Gang Green will have nightmares trying to get past the Patriots and get to the Super Bowl for years to come.


MR.NEW YORK
Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:24 am
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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

I concur with InfiniteVU...it was Ellis Hobbs that blew the coverage in the Super Bowl...but it never should have gotten there because Asante Samuel dropped a gimme pick that would have ended the game...also, I feel the InfiniteVU is bald and has a goatee beard and that he hasn't updated his profile since he moved from Smithfield years ago...but that's irrelevant...


Love locking up Logan Mankins long term.  The guy showed to be the anchor of the Patriots o-line last year.  You don't let guys like him go, ever.  Another great off season move by the Pats.      



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Report: Mankins signs long-term deal with Pats

Best move of the offseason.



Rad Paramore
Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:51 pm
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