The contract status of Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins seems to be a sticking point with the Pats and the player. He wants out, but the Pats don’t just bend to player demands, and it seems that it’s something that is going to drag out until they decide what to do with the 28-year-old.
The Boston Globe has the update on Mankins, and what is going to come next in this team/player battle.
It’s just a guess, but based on the wildly differing claims in regards to Logan Mankins’s contract situation, things will not end well between the left guard and the Patriots. To start, Mankins yesterday declared his desire to be traded. “At this point, I’m pretty frustrated, from everything that’s happened and the way negotiations have gone,” he told ESPN Boston. “I want to be traded. I don’t need to be here anymore.” Because of the rules in this uncapped year in the NFL, players with four and five years experience are restricted free agents. Their teams can offer them one of five different one-year contract tenders, each carrying a different salary and compensation if a player signs elsewhere. The Patriots tendered Mankins, 28, at the highest level, which would pay him $3.268 million (non-guaranteed) this season; had he agreed to an offer sheet from another team, the Patriots would have received first- and third-round draft picks.