Would Seahawks Be Wise To Look At Logan Mankins?

12th ManContributor IJune 19, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 27:  Logan Mankins #70 of the New England Patriots gets ready on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 27, 2005 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Chiefs won 26-16.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Amidst all of the rekindled Marshawn Lynch to Seattle talk, another intriguing name coming out of the AFC East may be the next on the trading block.

Fed up with the restricted free agent-ness and the apparent “low ball” offer of $7 million per season, Patriots guard Logan Mankins has made it known he no longer wants to be in New England.

If you’re a 12th Man, unless you have been hiding a rock, you know this team started to deteriorate when a certain best guard in the league bolted a few years ago.

I feel it would be wise to kick the tires on a guy considered one of the best guards in the league

Why continue to recycle mediocre players, have beens, and roster scraps at a key position?

Since Hutchinson, we have downgraded to Mike Wahle, Rob Sims, and now Ben Hamilton at left guard.

With restricted free agency hindering our potential of dumping an armored truck at another Kris Dielman, we aren’t going to be able to get another elite option on our own terms; we will have to wait until someone like Mankins becomes available or we will have to spend a first/second day pick on one  in the draft regardless. Elite guards don’t grow on trees, ask for hold outs, get released, or get traded terribly often.

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