After more than a year of acrimony that saw Logan Mankins skip much of last season and lend his name to the players’ lawsuit against the owners, he has now reached a deal that could see him finish his career in New England.
Mankins has signed a new six-year contract with the Patriots, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
The signing comes just hours after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he wanted to make Mankins a “Patriot for life.”
Mankins was the Patriots’ first-round draft pick in 2005, and he has started every game for the Patriots since then, with the exception of the first seven games of last year, when he was refusing to sign the team’s one-year tender offer. The new deal for the 29-year-old Mankins may mean he and the Patriots will never have another contract dispute.