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Logan Mankins signs six-year deal with Patriots

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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.

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57 Responses to “Logan Mankins signs six-year deal with Patriots”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Aug 10, 2011 4:54 PM

    How much cash!!!

  2. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 10, 2011 4:54 PM

    Who?

  3. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 10, 2011 4:55 PM

    That thing on his face is more egregious than sitting out 7 games.

    Hopefully his contract forbids idiotic facial hair in the future.

  4. itsmammoth says: Aug 10, 2011 4:55 PM

    You know, when Nnamdi said he wanted to get into the filming industry, I thought he’d be a Patriot for sure. Looks like this guy Mankins is living the dream.

  5. jetsjetsjetss says: Aug 10, 2011 4:59 PM

    This won’t save them. The Jets OWN you! We will knock you out of the playoffs (assuming you get there) AGAIN!! LOLOLOL J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

  6. hookem6903 says: Aug 10, 2011 4:59 PM

    YES!!

  7. ampats says: Aug 10, 2011 5:00 PM

    Great news ! Love the haters spewing their jealousy!

    Best team of the decade gets ready for another run for the next ten years !

  8. frankvzappa says: Aug 10, 2011 5:00 PM

    May as well just give the Lombardi to the Patriots now…

  9. ytsejamer1 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:01 PM

    Glad it’s finally over…and we don’t have to hear from his agent about how abused this guy is. There was no reason NOT to sign the guy long term, so I’m glad it got done sooner than later. Paying him $10m for this year was NOT good value.

    Hopefully this saves some cap space. Wish they signed him last year when there was NO salary cap in place so they could have minimized the impact in future years…

  10. jkd198 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:04 PM

    jetsjetsjetss says: Aug 10, 2011 4:59 PM

    This won’t save them. The Jets OWN you! We will knock you out of the playoffs (assuming you get there) AGAIN!! LOLOLOL J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

    =================================

    It’s true what they say. Often times, pets really do start to resemble their owners.

  11. tedmurph says: Aug 10, 2011 5:04 PM

    Don’t set your goals so high, just try to win the division. Then maybe you won’t have to win 3 road games to get to the Super Bowl

  12. lildon96 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:06 PM

    Crybaby.

  13. expatpatfan says: Aug 10, 2011 5:07 PM

    14 wins vs. 11 and a 45-3 MNF game don’t equal owns. Neither team won a ring, so the postseason was equally disappointing for both. I, however, can reflect on the 3 rings the Pats have won in recent memory. You’re stuck eating a goddamn snack in your bare feet.

  14. benh999 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    He’s gonna die in six years?

  15. oscojoe says: Aug 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    Best Guard In Football!

  16. jacunn2000 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    I never wish for an injury, but I would definitely chuckle a little if this guy blew an assignment in the 1st game and the Pats lose Brady in the opener.

  17. ampats says: Aug 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    Also some good news is that schools in the metro NY/NJ start in the next couple weeks and jetsjetsjets along with Mark Sanchez’s girlfriend will be tied up in class between 7AM -3PM

  18. achap39 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:14 PM

    Love it. Way to get it done, boys!

  19. badphish24 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:16 PM

    Thats the kiss of death! Hope he stays healthy.

  20. mikeypanic says: Aug 10, 2011 5:17 PM

    overrated

  21. bf53 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:26 PM

    Rumor has it they wanted to get the deal done because Philadelphia was in the works of aquiring him.

  22. bozosforall says: Aug 10, 2011 5:27 PM

    expatpatfan says:
    Aug 10, 2011 5:07 PM
    14 wins vs. 11 and a 45-3 MNF game don’t equal owns. Neither team won a ring, so the postseason was equally disappointing for both. I, however, can reflect on the 3 rings the Pats have won in recent memory. You’re stuck eating a goddamn snack in your bare feet.

    __
    Almost as lame as anything that grampats and richmoron post.

  23. ossipeepats says: Aug 10, 2011 5:30 PM

    mikeypanic says:Aug 10, 2011 5:17 PM

    overrated
    ________________

    if by overrated you mean 1st team All Pro after playing only 9 games, than you are correct.

  24. pfii63 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:31 PM

    jetsjetsjetss says:
    Aug 10, 2011 4:59 PM
    This won’t save them. The Jets OWN you! We will knock you out of the playoffs (assuming you get there) AGAIN!! LOLOLOL J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

    ———————————————-

    Let me correct that for you…

    Y! E! T! S! Yets! Yets! Yets!

  25. jnbnet says: Aug 10, 2011 5:42 PM

    Sung to the tune of Village People’s “Y M C A”

    J E T S

  26. mempusa says: Aug 10, 2011 5:44 PM

    Best stache in football

  27. lowleadman says: Aug 10, 2011 5:46 PM

    Great news. Solidification of the offensive line is paramount to winning the big game. With Mankins locked up, Cannon at some point manning the other guard position, and the two most athletic tackles in the NFL in Vollmer and Solder, and the Pats have one of the key ingredients to a Super Bowl in place.

    Oh, they also have the league MVP, and a defensive line that has the potential to pressure the qb from every position.

  28. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 10, 2011 5:52 PM

    Fast forward to 2012 and you’re maybe looking at: Vollmer, Mankins, Koppen, Cannon, and Solder as the starting Patriots offensive line.

    Good luck everybody else.

  29. patsandsox says: Aug 10, 2011 5:56 PM

    Glad that is finaly taken care of. OL stability is a good thing. Now back to the defense.

  30. dagoose71 says: Aug 10, 2011 5:59 PM

    jets beat us once in the playoffs barely mind you and now they suddenly think theyve won something when in fact theyve won nothing except maybe being the funniest franchise guaranteeing a super bowl only to fall short the last two years this year they wont even make it outta the first round with that “upgraded” receiving core

  31. marima07 says: Aug 10, 2011 6:10 PM

    Wait a minute! I thought the Patriots were cheap bastards who never paid their own players. Next we’ll find out Belichick has a secret “My Face” account and a million followers on Twitter.

  32. mrtampa says: Aug 10, 2011 6:17 PM

    That is a big ol’ bruiser with a little bit of a mean streak…J-E-T-S….could be in big T-R-O-U-B-L-E this year and beyond.

  33. dcpatfan says: Aug 10, 2011 6:31 PM

    Patsfans,
    Do not be perplexed by a fanbase who has been backed up since 1969 and feels its on the verge of a release. Trust me, they know the incompetence of what they bring and the futility thereof.

  34. canetic says: Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    Six years? How many holdouts is he going to fit in during that time?

  35. richm2256 says: Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    Meh ….. next year this douche will be complaining AGAIN.

  36. realdraftgm says: Aug 10, 2011 6:40 PM

    great signing wish the Falcons could of got him

  37. richm2256 says: Aug 10, 2011 6:41 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Almost as lame as anything that grampats and richmoron post.

    ———————————————————

    How juvenile of you to make up nicknames for two other posters. Clearly you’re a seventeen year old, in a world full of adults.

    We don’t have to make up a silly nicknames for you, you’ve done that for us yourself.

  38. miamipatriots says: Aug 10, 2011 6:41 PM

    For all the idiots leaving foolish comments, Mankins has been a Pro Bowl/All Pro player the last 3 years straight, including last year when he only played in 9 games, what does that tell you? It means exactly what everyone with any knowledge of the NFL will tell you: he’s the best or at least in the top 3 of interior linemen on any list by anyone…

    Deal with it…

    It’s so sad to hear from Jets fans, your only chance to win a Super Bowl was the past two years and you blew it!!

    Start accepting it now folks…

  39. tiffpats4eva says: Aug 10, 2011 6:58 PM

    I am very happy.

  40. redsghost says: Aug 10, 2011 7:07 PM

    jetsjetsjetss says:Aug 10, 2011 4:59 PM

    This won’t save them. The Jets OWN you! We will knock you out of the playoffs (assuming you get there) AGAIN!! LOLOLOL J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

    So, the apex of your pride comes from knocking out the Pats and not (as usual) winning anything. Guess now we know why the Jet’s haven’t won anything in DECADES. Winless longer than ANY other team in the NFL except…..damn, NONE of them. Couldn’t win the division during the last two years of the Patriots re-building, had to hope someone would roll over and let them into the playoffs after Fat Rex said the playoffs were out of the picture!,couldn’t win the AFC title, the NFL title- NOTHING!!! And NE was 14-2 DURING the last two years of re-building.

    But, let’s take a poll. For Superbowl purposes and you’re down to your last $ 1000.00 dollars, which of the two teams would you HONESTLY put your money on to win it all THIS YEAR?
    Thumbs up for the NE Patriots, thumbs down for the Jes’t.

  41. ossipeepats says: Aug 10, 2011 7:12 PM

    canetic says:Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    Six years? How many holdouts is he going to fit in during that time?
    __________________
    I’m guessing zero, since he finally got what he wanted all along – a long term contract that pays him among the league’s best at OT.

  42. phinheads says: Aug 10, 2011 7:20 PM

    money talks

  43. 3octaveFart says: Aug 10, 2011 7:21 PM

    ampats says: Aug 10, 2011 5:00 PM

    “Best team of the decade gets ready for another run for the next ten years !”

    What have they won -this- decade?

  44. watchthisjack says: Aug 10, 2011 7:32 PM

    oh, by the way that is a pic of Fresno State’s new field turf (sorely needed for several years) with the words “Mankins family” down the sideline (right in front of my seats, BTW).

    I hadn’t heard a word about this, and I am borderline fanatical about Bulldog football. Not a word mentioned.

    Its nice to see stuff like this in a world of lock outs and hold outs.

  45. soaringelvis says: Aug 10, 2011 7:41 PM

    It’s almost unfair…and according to my calculations (and Mr. Belichick’s), I believe that the Patriots have 33 first round picks in next year’s draft. I hear he’s pretty good at that!

  46. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 10, 2011 8:16 PM

    The jets will be 7-9 this coming year. Last year they were 1-5 against winning teams.

  47. akulabug says: Aug 10, 2011 8:40 PM

    This is great…Clears up some more cap space.

    I can see how the haters out there would have it in for a hard working guy who does a great job. Maybe during his hold out he should have done some sit ups in his driveway.

    Stay classy.

  48. patsfiend says: Aug 10, 2011 9:23 PM

    Pats as always… making the hard choices and locking in (usually) exactly the right guys. Wilfork last year. Mankins this year.

    Nothing like locking in stability on the OL. I’m stoked (again) for the Pats. And, yes, still stung by the Jets loss (and Ravens loss)… but those games don’t stop them from being the SB favorite again. Yeah!

  49. giraffesturbation says: Aug 10, 2011 9:47 PM

    I never wish for an injury, but I would definitely chuckle a little if this guy blew an assignment in the 1st game and the Pats lose Brady in the opener.

    ——————————————————–

    What’s the difference between wishing for an injury and delighting in one? Either way you’re waving your flag of classlessness.

  50. giraffesturbation says: Aug 10, 2011 9:56 PM

    What have they won -this- decade?

    ————————————

    In this decade that we’re only 1 year into? Is that the decade you’re talking about?

    Well, they’ve won the most games with the fewest losses. They won their division easily. They scored the most points and the most net points… All in a rebuilding year. So… that’s what they’ve done this decade. Unless your team is Green Bay, then you really can’t say they’ve come close to what the Patriots have done.

  51. Robert Chandler says: Aug 10, 2011 9:57 PM

    I’m not a Patriots fan, but I do admire how they do business, And they treat players well. Even Mankins, who openly conflicted with the administration. Many other franchises would have spitefully shipped that player out in a trade or worse. Instead, they make him a sweetheart deal, remove the acrimony, and have a top-flight performer locked up for the long haul. If only more owners and front offices were able to emulate the Patriots. I know I wish my team was a lot more akin to the team Robert Kraft has assembled. Haters will always try to denegrate them, but that’s mainly jealousy at work.

  52. belicheckyoself says: Aug 11, 2011 12:33 AM

    I bet it’s less than or equal to the original offer in ’10.
    The guy played hard ball, certainly pissed me off last year, but if it works it works. I think he and Light are a little overrated (TB’s best quality is a sixth sense about the location, vector, and speed of pass rushers) but nonetheless good O linemen. Gives the young guys time to grow up into the job. Gives me a break from hearing about it.
    Now some NYJ fans can question my loyalty as they romp around in Cotchery’s guts.

  53. cshearing says: Aug 11, 2011 11:00 AM

    Mankins is a great guard, and deserved this money. All I know is that there were reams of Pats fans just last year talking trash about him due to his holdout. I guess now all is forgotten?

  54. bozosforall says: Aug 11, 2011 12:57 PM

    giraffesturbation says:
    Aug 10, 2011 9:47 PM
    I never wish for an injury, but I would definitely chuckle a little if this guy blew an assignment in the 1st game and the Pats lose Brady in the opener.

    ——————————————————–

    What’s the difference between wishing for an injury and delighting in one? Either way you’re waving your flag of classlessness.

    __
    You must have missed all of those Pats fans wishing injury on Mark Sanchez over the past couple of years. Your “classlessness” comment is hilarious, considering that you are a part of the most classless fan base in the NFL. Not to mention the most hypocritical.

  55. bozosforall says: Aug 11, 2011 4:02 PM

    richm2256 says:
    Aug 10, 2011 6:41 PM
    bozosforall says:
    Almost as lame as anything that grampats and richmoron post.

    ———————————————————

    How juvenile of you to make up nicknames for two other posters. Clearly you’re a seventeen year old, in a world full of adults.

    We don’t have to make up a silly nicknames for you, you’ve done that for us yourself.

    __
    Juvenile? Like all those childish feet jokes that you Pats crybabies are making on the Jets’ threads? Clearly you an irrational Pats idiot, in a world of rational NFL fans of other teams.

    As for my nickname, it’s meant to be silly. After all, we are on an Internet website, designed to follow a kid’s game played by grown men. To pretend that this is ADULT behavior is ridiculous, not to mention ignorant.

  56. bozosforall says: Aug 12, 2011 10:05 AM

    ossipeepats says:
    Aug 10, 2011 7:12 PM
    canetic says:Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    Six years? How many holdouts is he going to fit in during that time?
    __________________
    I’m guessing zero, since he finally got what he wanted all along – a long term contract that pays him among the league’s best at OT.

    ___
    Mankins is a G not an OT, but thanks once again for showing how little you bandwagon Pats fans actually know about your own team.

  57. ossipeepats says: Aug 12, 2011 5:11 PM

    bozosforall says:Aug 12, 2011 10:05 AM

    ossipeepats says:
    Aug 10, 2011 7:12 PM
    canetic says:Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    Six years? How many holdouts is he going to fit in during that time?
    __________________
    I’m guessing zero, since he finally got what he wanted all along – a long term contract that pays him among the league’s best at OT.

    ___
    Mankins is a G not an OT, but thanks once again for showing how little you bandwagon Pats fans actually know about your own team.
    _______

    Don’t know if you’ve ever looked at a keyboard, but the T and the G are right next to each other…

    wanna go toe to toe on who knows more about each otehr’s team??

    I guarantee I SMOKE YOU.

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