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Pats confirm placement of franchise tag on Mankins

Logan Mankins AP

The Patriots have announced what had been reported earlier Monday:  Guard Logan Mankins has been named the team’s new franchise player.

Mankins follows nose tackle Vince Wilfork, who carried the designation in 2010 before signing a long-term deal.

“Logan Mankins is a tremendous player,” the Patriots said in a team-issued release.  “He has been a fixture on our offensive line since we drafted him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft and he remains an important part of our future plans.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to reach a long-term agreement, despite many attempts and proposals by both sides.  That remains our objective in utilizing the franchise designation and we are hopeful that Logan will be a Patriot for many years to come.”

The union has said that it plans to challenge the availability of the franchise tag for the 2011 season, given that there currently is no agreement between the league and the NFLPA for the 2011 season.

Mankins is the league’s first player to receive the franchise tag in 2011.

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19 Responses to “Pats confirm placement of franchise tag on Mankins”
  1. jameswestphal says: Feb 14, 2011 8:15 PM

    He’s going to be so pissed. Classic.

  2. jameswestphal says: Feb 14, 2011 8:23 PM

    You’d think they’d be more anxious to lock him in long-term since the Jets just won their first Super Bowl since 1969. Oh, that’s right. Never mind.

  3. descendency says: Feb 14, 2011 8:23 PM

    They won’t pay Mankins like the top guard, but they will pay him like a top LT (which is what the franchise tag will do)???

    I love following this franchise. . .

  4. rcali says: Feb 14, 2011 8:26 PM

    So you ditch work for about 9 months and you get a $10 million dollar new contract for your next year of work? I got to get one of these NFL jobs.

  5. assnfootball says: Feb 14, 2011 8:29 PM

    I’m looking forward to what Logan has to say.

  6. stoutfiles says: Feb 14, 2011 8:31 PM

    Now Logan will have to wait till next year to buy his gold-plated shark tank bar!

    With the franchise tag, pro football players are doomed to a life of only semi-luxury.

  7. commoncents says: Feb 14, 2011 8:44 PM

    It’s business. The Pats want Logan, and I think they pay him, but the would never just let him walk. It’s business Logan, but we would like you to stay.

  8. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Feb 14, 2011 9:12 PM

    What about my beloved Matt Light?

  9. paulnoga says: Feb 14, 2011 9:49 PM

    I am interested to see what the NFLPA will do now. Judge Doty is going to busy for the next 17 days until he is ousted.

  10. keramidas21 says: Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM

    Who uses their tag on a guard? Oh, that’s right, the Patriots.

  11. handlethehandles says: Feb 15, 2011 3:09 AM

    typical pats… Just do what I and every other person would do on madden…

    Make another SB team…

    Just when the average reporter is telling us how much Moss will be missed… yeah 5 or maybe 7 weeks later we all go. Ohhh thats why… this is just in line with what the pats doo….

    WIN .. everything makes sense just wait it will make sense to us all..

  12. Akula says: Feb 15, 2011 6:51 AM

    keramidas21 says:
    Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM

    “Who uses their tag on a guard? Oh, that’s right, the Patriots.”

    Well any team that knows that the player is the best at his position and would be signed by another team before he has both feet out the door and get nothing in return would use the franchise tag on him.

    But that’s just what a well run team would do. You are probably a Jets fan and would not understand.

    Oh, I’m sorry my bad…I forgot the Jets won the superbowl this year and Rex now says they are going to repeat.

  13. jc1958cool says: Feb 15, 2011 7:45 AM

    that tag is a waste of time, won’t matter after march 4th! why are they doing this, is there a hidden agenda or are the owners going to give in??

  14. pfinnj says: Feb 15, 2011 8:08 AM

    Just like Seymour, Mankins is gone. CBA issues may delay his departure, but he will become draft picks sooner or later.

  15. whywerule says: Feb 15, 2011 8:41 AM

    descendency says:
    Feb 14, 2011 8:23 PM
    They won’t pay Mankins like the top guard, but they will pay him like a top LT (which is what the franchise tag will do)???

    ————————————————-

    The Pats offerred Mankins $35 million over five years, and Mankins and his agent turned it down. I am pretty sure that is top five guard money. At this point I expect the Pats are franchising him so they can swing a deal with someone.

  16. ny82jy says: Feb 15, 2011 9:08 AM

    Akula says:
    Feb 15, 2011 6:51 AM

    keramidas21 says:
    Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM

    “Who uses their tag on a guard? Oh, that’s right, the Patriots.”

    Well any team that knows that the player is the best at his position and would be signed by another team before he has both feet out the door and get nothing in return would use the franchise tag on him.

    But that’s just what a well run team would do. You are probably a Jets fan and would not understand.

    Oh, I’m sorry my bad…I forgot the Jets won the superbowl this year and Rex now says they are going to repeat.

  17. ny82jy says: Feb 15, 2011 9:14 AM

    Akula says:
    Feb 15, 2011 6:51 AM

    keramidas21 says:
    Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM

    “Who uses their tag on a guard? Oh, that’s right, the Patriots.”

    Well any team that knows that the player is the best at his position and would be signed by another team before he has both feet out the door and get nothing in return would use the franchise tag on him.

    But that’s just what a well run team would do. You are probably a Jets fan and would not understand.

    Oh, I’m sorry my bad…I forgot the Jets won the superbowl this year and Rex now says they are going to repeat.

    ny82jy says:

    The jets didnt win the superbowl they just beat the pats with ease at home and embarrassed them. Jets didnt win the superbowl but they have that win and theres nothing belicheat or any of you pats fans can do about it. Just think Sanchez and Ryan have more playoff wins the last 3 years than Belicheat and Brady. Yes i know they have no superbowls but the pats no longer own the jets..thats the point. And yes the jets fans understand the franchise tag we just tagged harris. Yea the pats are a well run organazation when they arent getting caught cheating!!

  18. descendency says: Feb 15, 2011 9:27 AM

    The Pats offerred Mankins $35 million over five years, and Mankins and his agent turned it down. I am pretty sure that is top five guard money. At this point I expect the Pats are franchising him so they can swing a deal with someone.

    You missed where I said “the top guard” (meaning #1) and a top 5 LT (which is about 3 million more per year).

    I know they were going to pay him like a top 5 G. They’d be insane not to. He’s clearly a top 5 G.

  19. CKL says: Feb 15, 2011 11:42 AM

    ny82jy says: Feb 15, 2011 9:14 AM

    The jets didnt win the superbowl they just beat the pats with ease at home and embarrassed them. Jets didnt win the superbowl but they have that win and theres nothing belicheat or any of you pats fans can do about it. Just think Sanchez and Ryan have more playoff wins the last 3 years than Belicheat and Brady. Yes i know they have no superbowls but the pats no longer own the jets..thats the point. And yes the jets fans understand the franchise tag we just tagged harris. Yea the pats are a well run organazation when they arent getting caught cheating!!
    ____________________________________
    You’re funny…Jets were caught cheating a few times (Sanchez’s offseason unauthorized camp, Favruh’s injury, Alosi, etc etc ALL since cameragate) a lot more recently than the Pats. Maybe YOU GUYS won games due to cheating?????

    Also the Pats never owned the Jets anyway. It’s always been pretty competitive between the two teams in the BB era and besides Ryan Mangini and Herm beat them a few times himself. This is a fact I would expect a Jets fan to know.

    I am not surprised they are tagging Logan. I would be surprised if he is still a Patriot after 2011 (if there’s a 2011 year).

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