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July 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Twenty-eight-year old Logan Mankins, the left guard for the New England Patriots, is asking to be traded. The reason for his request is simple; he doesn't feel the Patriots front office has kept their word to him.
Apparently, last offseason Patriots brass asked him to play out the 2009 season, the final year of his rookie deal, instead of honoring Mankin's request to negotiating an extension.
Mankins felt that he outplayed the value on his contract and, like any NFL player would, he wanted to be compensated for doing so. Now Mankins is an UFA, and refusing to sign the Patriots' tender.
Here is what he said in an ESPN phone interview:
"After the 2008 season, me and my agent approached the Patriots about an extension and I was told that Mr. Kraft did not want to do an extension because of the [uncertain collective bargaining agreement]," Mankins said.

"I was asked to play '09 out, and that they would address the contract during the uncapped year. I'm a team ...

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