Wilfork pleads with Pats to keep Logan Mankins: PFT

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Wilfork pleads with Pats to keep Logan Mankins

    if it gets into a war with pats and mankins, would you trade crayton or spears for mankins? i just dont see wes welker knee holding up, think was too soon he came back and will hurt his knee again, so pats may need another wr

    Posted by Evan Silva on July 15, 2010 4:15 PM ET
    Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins has had his one-year, restricted free agent tender offer reduced by the Patriots from $3.268 million to $1.54 million. Mankins appears serious about holding out of all of training camp, and perhaps deep into the season.

    Teammate Vince Wilfork doesn't want that to happen.

    Wilfork, New England's first-team nose tackle, goes against Mankins, a first-team left guard, every day on the practice field. He offers special insight about Mankins' strengths and weaknesses, and Wilfork doesn't believe Mankins has many of the latter.

    "I think he is the best offensive [guard] out there," Wilfork told the Boston Herald on Thursday. "...I see the guy every year in camp and in practice we see each other. He's every bit of what you look for in an offensive lineman. He's got the toughness, he's got the strength, he's got the quickness, you name it, he's a complete football player, and to have one of them on the offensive line, it's very rare.

    "...For what it's worth, I don't want him to go anywhere. I think we'd lose someone very, very special. Somebody that's dedicated."

    Last month, the Boston Herald reported that Mankins turned down a five-year contract offer from the Patriots that would've made him one of the five highest-paid guards in the league. The alleged proposal is thought to have been made during the period of time since New England signed Wilfork to a five-year, $40 million contract in March.

    Wilfork's deal made him the second richest defensive tackle in the game.

    Behind this guy.
  2. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I will give them Crayton AND Spears
  3. eightysiX

    eightysiX Member

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    my guess is they would want draft picks and than we would have to pay the man. i dont see it in our plans.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    The best time for the Cowboys to deal with the Patriots is and always has been draft day. Aside from that, no deals.

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