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Patriots Finally Lock Up Mankins, Agree to a 6 Year Deal

Ian Logue
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Aug 10, 2011 at 5:08pm ET

Mankins finally has a new contract. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
And it's done.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported moments ago via Twitter that the Patriots have locked up Logan Mankins for the next six years, with the two sides reportedly agreeing on a contract extension Wednesday afternoon.

Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, and the news comes just a couple of hours after owner Robert Kraft sounded hopeful that something would 'probably' get done.

“I hope that after locking up our core veterans and bringing in these seasoned veterans as I call them, and probably you’ll see our good friend Logan Mankins will be signed up soon hopefully to be a Patriot for life,” Kraft said earlier Wednesday afternoon.

Mankins' contract agreement ends what had been a long tough road in the contract negotiations, but from the very beginning Kraft had sounded determined to get him locked up for the long-term. Kraft said the two have had a good relationship when they've spoken 'face-to-face', and the two had been seen recently chatting on the field during this training camp. Thankfully it appears that whatever recent discussions had taken place between the two hopefully helped pave the way for this agreement.

“All I know is any face-to-face discussions I’ve had or private discussions have all been positive,” Kraft said earlier. “I just hope that he’ll be a Patriot long-term.”

It looks like he finally got what  he wanted, and that's great for an offensive line that now has a key component in the fold for the long-haul.


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