Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins reported to the New England Patriots on Tuesday following a lengthy holdout through the first half of the 2010 regular season. Mankins was previously offered a tender worth $3.26 million before week one. The Patriots then reduced the contract to $1.54 million in light of his absence. Mankins will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Patriots players and coaches are certainly excited to see Mankins return with the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts next on the schedule. “Logan came in, I met with him this morning, and it’s good to have him back on the team,” said Belichick. “He’s been a great player and person for our football team. He’s tough. He’s smart. You just can’t have too many guys like that on your football team. We’re glad he’s back.”
The Patriots currently hold the best record in the NFL at 6-1. The 2-5 Cleveland Browns have been plagued with injuries at the quarterback position between Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme. Head coach Eric Mangini may look to start rookie Colt McCoy when the Patriots make their way to town on Sunday. Find the best New England Patriots ticket deals right here at Ace!