By: Ian Logue
Christopher Price of WEEI tweeted a few minutes ago that the Patriots aren’t shopping for a guard to potentially replace current holdout Logan Mankins.
Price reported it a few minutes ago via Twitter:
For what I’m hearing around the league, #Patriots are not shopping for 1 of the available veteran guards like Chester Pitts.
Published reports have said that the Patriots and Mankins’ agent, Frank Baur, haven’t had any further discussions following Mankins public comments where expressed his desire to be traded back on June 14th. To this point he hasn’t signed his tender or agreed to the deal he was offered (said to be just under $7 million per year) – so he’s still in limbo. Apparently they’re not looking for a replacement, and it appears they’ll stay with who they’ve got on their roster when camp opens tomorrow.
In another Tweet Price gave his thoughts as to what this may mean:
Maybe sign of things cooling w Mankins-or more likely, a sign they like guys theyve got (Connolly/Kaczur) who’ll likely play LG in his place
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reported in an interview yesterday that it’s still possible the two sides could reach a deal, but for now Mankins is not expected to be in Foxboro tomorrow.