Logan Mankins: "I want to be traded"

We don’t have to wait for Logan Mankins’ statement.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com spoke with Mankins Monday and confirmed the guard does not plan to sign his restricted free agent tender on Monday. He does hope to leave town.

“I want to be traded,” Mankins said.  “I don’t need to be here any more.”

Mankins’ frustration is typical of players that should be free agents this year, stuck in contractual limbo. 

This entire offseason has forced us to re-think the notion the players decisively “won” the last round of labor negotiations.  Sure, the owners signed a deal with which they quickly (instantly?) grew uncomfortable.

But players like Mankins, Nick Mangold, and Vincent Jackson can tell you that the negotiated parameters of the uncapped year have proven to be a bummer for many.

26 responses to “Logan Mankins: "I want to be traded"

  1. Leave.
    All I can remember about this guy is how he was rendered a turnstyle during the biggest game of his career.

  2. Maybe all these players should be thanking their union NFLPA for agreeing to these parameters.
    The team is not caving into his contract demands so he wants to take his toys and go home.
    Sour grapes !

  3. The players take a hit for one lousy offseason, the final year of the deal, and that makes you re-evaluate whether the players “won” the last negotiation?
    It’s one bad offseason for free agency since its inception some 20 yrs ago.
    Gotta toe Florio’s company line and stretch to favor the players, eh?

  4. Another Raiders/Patriots trade.. Maybe Oaklands 2nd Rounder for next yr.
    Na!! more like a 3rd or 4th and a player (Thomas Howard).
    Mankins wants to play for his growing up team, THE RAIDAZ

  5. # kennethnoisewater says: June 14, 2010 3:58 PM
    Leave.
    All I can remember about this guy is how he was rendered a turnstyle during the biggest game of his career.
    —————————————————-
    THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Have a nice time in Oakland.

  6. The Raiders/Patriots just love to trade to each other. 1st team they each call for a trade is each other.
    Every Raider likely ends up a Patriot & some Patriots end up a Raider.
    2010 Raiders 9-7(without Mankins)
    2010 Patriots 7-9 (as it is right now)

  7. Al Davis is going to love having you and Tom Brady to add to Richard Seymour, Mankins
    It will be fun to watch you guys beating New England in the Wild Card game, LOL

  8. Mike_in_Texas says:
    June 14, 2010 4:07 PM
    The Raiders/Patriots just love to trade to each other. 1st team they each call for a trade is each other.
    Every Raider likely ends up a Patriot & some Patriots end up a Raider.
    2010 Raiders 9-7(without Mankins)
    2010 Patriots 7-9 (as it is right now)
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    Huh? I mean, the Raiders already have a couple good backs, but nobody special….getting Mankins in there won’t help that a ton. Also, what good is pass protection when the guy throwing the ball is Jason Campbell? If anything, you may want him to take a few sacks to prevent him from having that extra split second to throw up an interception.

  9. @Mike_in_Texas
    surely you jest. The Raiders will have a better record than the Pats? that is rich.
    I guess the get good drugs so close to the border.

  10. Hahahaha, you think the Patriots will be 7-9 this year????? I dont think they are Super Bowl caliber, but 7-9? Really? There is no chance NE has a losing record.
    On another note, Mankins wants to leave NE, presumably because he feels disrespected by the offer from NE. But, it isnt New England’s fault they cant pay him right now, any more than it is Indy’s fault that they cant pay Peyton Manning right now. Brady hasnt gotten a new deal, Manning hasnt gotten a new deal, and sorry Mankins, but you arent getting a new deal until the new parameters are put into place. This isnt a NE issue, this is an NFL issue….

  11. Mike in Texas….Have you been OD’ing on your perscriptions???
    To compare NE, Pitts, Indy..or any strong NFL franchise to the Raiders…is very very sick.
    Raiders haven’t won a thing for years…and won’t…Worst franchise [ and laughing stock] of NFL

  12. @ItalianArmyGvy says: June 14, 2010 4:27 PM
    Hahahaha, you think the Patriots will be 7-9 this year????? I dont think they are Super Bowl caliber, but 7-9? Really? There is no chance NE has a losing record.
    =====================
    Couldn’t find your own screen name, clone?
    There is “no chance NE has a losing record”?? Did you watch that playoff shebacle last year? I would say there is very little chance of NE having anything but a losing record this year – the film on that game clearly shows you have no run defense whatsoever. How you going to stop Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown?

  13. Wow, IAG. You’re not posting hater nonsense, you actually made a point. Ok, I’ll respond.
    That playoff game is stuck in alot of people’s minds, fans and non fans alike. I have faith another year matured defense, along with a DL that doesn’t include Jarvis “Just Run It At Me For 8 Yards” Green, will be up to the task of not getting run the hell over like Ray Rice did to them. Ricky and Ronnie, and the whole Dolphins team in general, are going to be the team the Patriots have to fight for the division (the Bills are a joke and the Jets are a 6-10 implosion waiting to happen).
    However, a HUGE problem in that Baltimore playoff game was that the offense was non existant. Having to rely on schmucks at WR like Sam Aiken and Isiah Stanback was part of the reason that game got so out of hand so fast. After a triple teamed Moss and playing over his head Julian Edelman, you or I would have been able to play WR in that game and no drop off in talent would have been noticed. I really don’t believe the offense will be as bad this year in NE, and they will finish with at least 10 wins again.

  14. Oh whoa is me. They expect me to sign this tender for 3.26 million how will I feed my family!

  15. IAG – No run defense whatsoever? Typical overstatement. Defense had more of a problem with pass defense last year than run defense, yet in your infinite wisdom you singled out the anomaly. HAHAHA! As for Williams and Brown, isn’t Brown working on that busted up foot and Williams is almost as old as Fred Taylor. Again, you should have gone with something like, “How (are) you/the Patriots going to stop Marshall?”
    And I think that the run stop will be vastly improved this year, along with the coverage. Now if we could only get a pass rusher…
    Pats will finish over 500. After all, if they can have a winning season after losing their starting QB during game one, I think they should be okay without a OL player and some bench players. Not to mention they have a couple unknowns on the DLine and OLB positions that may get the job done…

  16. hahahh the comments on this are just funny. The Patriots are going to have a winning record. Belichick coaching the team means they will have a winning record. Tom Brady won’t have a losing record. The Raiders, on the other hand, will have a losing record. The Patriots probably are not Super Bowl caliber right now, but they always have some good stuff every year. Tom Brady will keep them in games. I’m a Jets fan and I hate everything New England but I gotta give respect where its due. I think my Jets are gonna take the division though.

  17. Italian Army Guy
    How does New England plan on stopping Miami? The better question is, does Miami actually plan on having a winning record this year? One game doesn’t determine everything. So the Patriots played bad in one game, that doesn’t mean they are going to have a losing record in the next year. That’s like me saying the Broncos beat the Pats and Chargers last year, so they are definitely winning the Super Bowl. But any football fan knows, Denver did beat those teams, then blew that 6-0 record. My point: one game doesn’t determine who a team is.

  18. kennethnoisewater says:
    Leave.
    All I can remember about this guy is how he was rendered a turnstyle during the biggest game of his career.
    ______________________________________
    And you’re a Pats fan? What a dumbdumb.

  19. Turns out farm boy is actually a prima donna.
    Maybe Farve started a trend there.
    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass, jowls.

  20. News of the Patriots demise are quite exagerated here! Mankins or no Mankins they’ll still whip the Steelers ass come November!
    Besides one of our best guards was an UDFA
    Wrestling Champion out of Cal St. Berkly and he has 3 rings, Stephan Neal G. Dante Scarneccia is our secret weapon. The man churns out O-lineman like a factory. He’ll have somebody ready to go! He already has another wrestler in the pipeline. Mankins won’t go to Oakland, we already have their 1st next year. There are other desparate teams he could be traded too!
    NE knows how to develope players! I’d like to know where he can go to rope cows for 7 mil. a year?

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