New England Patriots: Why They Should Franchise Tag Logan Mankins

February 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Out of all of New England's free agents, left guard Logan Mankins is the most significant. 
Mankins sat out most of the 2010 seasons while holding out for a new contract, and ultimately never got one. He ended up suiting up for nine games, and was a key player to protecting quarterback Tom Brady.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft mentioned during Super Bowl week in Dallas that he hopes Mankins will be signed long-term with New England.
However, with the CBA set to expire in March, and there's no news of forward progress of a new agreement—the only option is the franchise tag. 
The Patriots should place their franchise tag on Mankins, and then potentially work out a new deal. 
Here are a few reasons why New England should tag Mankins.
NOTE: This article was first seen at PatriotsPlus.net.
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