Mankins 'Definitely' to Be Franchised

Ian Logue
February 11, 2011 at 09:55am ET

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Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald writes that Logan Mankins will definitely have the franchise tag placed on him during the 14-day window given teams, and says it could potentially happen as early as today

Rapoport speculates that instead of just a one year deal for the offensive lineman, the Patriots may be using it to extend the negotiation period with Mankins, much like they did with Vince Wilfork.