By: Ian Logue
Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England reports that on Sunday Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the team is working to get a deal done with guard Logan Mankins, but apparently the two sides are quite far apart.
According to Curran Frank Bauer, Mankins’ agent, told him the two sides aren’t even close, and that Mankins isn’t happy at all.
“[Mankins] is so mad he can’t see straight,” Bauer told Curran.
Mankins was due to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but due to the lack of a Collective Bargaining Agreement it caused him to revert to a restricted free agent. He’s due to make $3.268 this season in New England, but knows it’s well below his market value.
The 28-year old originally signed a rookie contract which was for five years and $6.4 million, with $4 million guaranteed. He was assigned the first and third-round tender – the richest possible option for a player – back on March 4th of this year.