Trading Logan Mankins: What Should We Get In Return?

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you haven't heard already, the New England Patriots and Logan Mankins are at an impasse.
Mankins has demanded a trade after being offered a deal that would average $7 million per season, putting him in the top five paid players at his position. Yet he feels as though that isn't enough. He feels as if the Patriots were being dishonest to him.
According to Mankins, he approached the Patriots with his agent after the 2008 season ended hoping for a contract extension. 
"I was told that Mr. Kraft did not want to do an extension because of the uncertain CBA, I was asked to play '09 out, and that they would address the contract during the uncapped year. I'm a team player, I took them at their word, and I felt I played out an undervalued contract."
"Right now, this is about principle with me and keeping your word and how you treat people. This is what I thought the foundation of the Patriots was built on. Apparently, I was wrong. Growing up, I was taught...

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