The New England Patriots have warned restricted free agent guard Logan Mankins that they’ll cut his one-year tender offer in half if he doesn’t sign by Monday.
On Tuesday, any restricted free agent who hasn’t signed his tender can have the offer reduced to 110 percent of his 2009 salary. The Boston Herald reports that the Patriots have sent a letter to Mankins informing him they’ll do just that.
And in Mankins’ case, the difference between his current tender offer and 110 percent of his 2009 salary is significant. Mankins was tendered at the first- and third-round level, which means his current offer is $3.16 million. But 110 percent of his 2009 salary is $1.54 million.
Mankins has skipped all of the Patriots’ voluntary organized team activities this offseason. The Patriots’ first mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday, the day things could get very interesting between the team and its Pro Bowl guard.