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 arenâ€™t even close, and that Mankins isnâ€™t happy at all.
“[Mankins] isÂ 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.Â Heâ€™s due to make $3.268 this season in New England, but knows itâ€™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.
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