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New England Patriots Report Card: Week 3

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for the New England Patriots. Well, Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills was a stinker of historic proportions. The Patriots blew a 21-point lead, Tom Brady threw four picks, Bill Belichick somehow wasted a crucial timeout in the final minute of the game, and the Patriots […]

McCourty, Mankins Among Six Patriots Captains for 2011

The New England Patriots announced today that the team has voted six players to be named captains for the 2011 season. This is two more than the four captains that were named last season. It should come as no surprise that Tom Brady leads the way as one of three offensive players given a captain […]

Patriots 2011 OL Preview: Light, Mankins, Vollmer

The offensive line has been a constant strong point throughout the Brady-Belichick era, and this year should be no different. With a lot of familiar faces returning, lets take a look at the 2011 New England Patriots offensive lineman. See: Our 2011 Patriots Previews Matt Light With this historically hectic off-season in full swing, and […]

Patriots sign Pro-Bowl Guard Logan Mankins to Extension

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 […]

Logan Mankins to Sign Franchise Tender, Report to Camp on Time

Perhaps more stunning than the sudden lockout resolution itself, guard Logan Mankins will reportedly sign his franchise tender and report to training camp on time, meaning he will not hold out like he did last season. “Early this morning, Logan spoke with (coach) Bill (Belichick) and both are very happy, happy to get started. Logan […]

Logan Mankins, Vincent Jackson Holding Up NFL Lockout?

All 10 players in the Brady vs. NFL case have agreed to drop their demands to be free agents as a settlement for the lawsuit, but Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson, who were screwed by the labor situation last year, still want some money, according to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman. Lawyers for Mankins and Jackson reportedly […]

Podcast: Logan Mankins, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, and Macho Man

Today on my periodic podcast, entitled The Rundown With Ryan Hadfield, I switched things up and had my good friend Ross Helliwell on the show. We discuss the impact of the NFL lockout from players and fans perspective, Logan Mankins contract negotiations, TMZ Tom Brady,  Drew Bledsoe’s role in Patriots history and the death of Macho […]

Patriots to Place Franchise Tag on Logan Mankins

The unique and often-persevered dysfunctional relationship between the Patriots and offensive guard Logan Mankins will turn a new chapter in 2011. According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the Patriots plan to “definitely tag” the 3-time Pro Bowler. Mankins, 28, has established himself as the Patriots’ best offensive lineman, but it’s the off-the-field issues […]

2011 Patriots Free Agent Outlook: Who’s In, Who’s Out?

On March 1, 11 active players on the New England Patriots will become unrestricted free agents. With the current CBA ordeal, it’s uncertain whether there will be a 2011 season, but teams still will have the rights to sign and draft players. Of the 11 unrestricted free agents, five started at least one game in […]

Tom Brady, Five Other Patriots Selected to 2011 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the 2011 Pro Bowl rosters Tuesday, and the Patriots lead the way for the AFC with six selections (the Falcons lead the NFC with seven). Starting for the Patriots will be quarterback Tom Brady, guard Logan Mankins and interior lineman Vince Wilfork. Patriot backups will be inside/middle linebacker Jerod Mayo, cornerback Devin […]

Logan Mankins Reports to Patriots

The Patriots announced on Tuesday that left guard Logan Mankins has finally reported back to the team after missing the first eight weeks of the season. He was the last NFL player to report to his team. Mankins had until Nov. 16 to report in order to add another year to his NFL career in […]

Logan Mankins Refuses to Apologize, Patriots Refuse to Bend

Now that we’ve heard what happened with the Logan Mankins contract, there is so much to consider.  As much as Bob Kraft scrambles to cover it up, and say that it never happened, the news has already leaked and the stain has already been made.  It seems the contract fell through because Logan Mankins, allegedly, […]

Patriots Have ‘Totally Lost’ Logan Mankins: What Now?

Logan Mankins’ on-going dispute with the Patriots has recently gotten uglier than his beard.  Deals have been offered, changed, rejected, and even compared to certain irrelevant contracts crafted by the New Orleans Saints. More recently, matters seem to have reached the point of no return. Frank Bauer, Mankins’ agent, told the Boston Globe his client […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Offensive Line

The offensive line was by far the most consistent unit of the 2009/2010 New England Patriots. Left tackle Matt Light, left guard Logan Mankins, center Dan Koppen, right guard Stephen Neal, and right Tackle Nick Kaczur allowed opposing defenses very few cracks at three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. Brady –unfortunate to sustain nagging […]

Mankins Wants Trade; Belichick Mum on Situation

Sure, offensive line is a boring position. You never want to be the offensive lineman when playing flag football, unless you’re allowed to option yourself as a receiver when the “protection” breaks down. However in the NFL, offensive line work is a serious business, as your job as a center, guard, or tackle, is to […]