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Patriots sign Pro-Bowl Guard Logan Mankins to Extension

Logan Mankins will retire a New England Patriot. (Photo Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Who would have thought.

After a year of murmurs that he wanted out of New England, Patriots guard Logan Mankins is staying put.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the Patriots and Mankins agreed to a six-year deal.

With the new contract Mankins, 29, will most likely be a Patriot for his entire career. A three-time pro-bowler, Mankins was the 32nd overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Despite a shortened season in 2010, after holding out for the first eight weeks, the Fresno State product still managed to make the pro-bowl.

With the signing of Matt Light last week, the Patriots offensive line should still be one of the teams strongest positions in 2011.

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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