Logan Mankins: Reportedly Willing To Sit Out Season

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIAugust 24, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 20:  Logan Mankins #70 of the New England Patriots against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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New England Patriots' Pro Bowl guard, Logan Mankins is reportedly willing sit out the regular season.

Mankins, a five year veteran, has been reported by friends via the Boston Herald that he has saved most of his $7 million that he has earned. 

The 310 lbs. guard currently resides on a ranch near Fresno, CA. The ranch has said to be already paid for and Mankins spends little to no money on operating the ranch. So, you could say Mankins doesn't need the money. 

Without Mankins, the Patriots had turned to Nick Kaczur, but Kaczur will be sidelined for significant time due to back surgery. So, New England will look to Dan Connolly to start at guard against the Cincinnati Bengals in week one. 

Connolly is a five year veteran and has been promising in New England's two preseason games. 

New England hasn't had too much of a problem in establishing the run and protecting quarterback Tom Brady's blind side with Matt Light and Connolly on duty. 

For the most part, in my opinion, New England's offensive line has played strong and they look promising. 

It's time for the Patriots to move on without Mankins because it's clear he doesn't need the team, and the team has shown they don't need him. 

 

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