Although it’s been floated as a possibility and could make sense for both teams, a trade that would send Patriots restricted free agent guard Logan Mankins to the Bears is probably not going to happen today.
ESPN Chicago reports that the Bears kicked around the idea of trading for Mankins but decided that the price was too high. There’s been talk that the Bears could get Mankins for defensive tackle Tommie Harris and a fourth-round pick, but that doesn’t look likely.
Mankins has declined to sign his one-year tender offer with the Patriots, and in order to acquire him any team would need to both meet his contractual demands and meet the Patriots’ demands for compensation.
And so the Bears, who would like to upgrade a line that has allowed Jay Cutler to get sacked 23 times this season, aren’t likely to get that upgrade via trade today.