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Clearing up the Mankins situation

Posted by Albert Breer  June 13, 2010 08:17 AM

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Logan Mankins' situation has lingered for four months without a whole lot of movement.

Finally, over the next two days, something will happen.

Mankins has until tomorrow to sign his one-year, $3.268 million tender -- that's the first- and third-round tender he was offered back in March -- or the team can cut that offer to $1.54 million, 110 percent of the player's 2009 salary. As you read in this morning's Globe, that's just what the team plans to do.

That, of course, is what was written in the letter Mankins received last week. And while that letter wasn't required by the CBA, it showed that the team was serious about cutting his salary if he doesn't sign the tender.

Now, our story has some more detail on this sticky situation. The team does have a multi-year offer on the table for Mankins. But there's no indication the sides are close to a deal now, and the letters that were sent out last week by teams like the Patriots and Broncos and Chargers and Buccaneers weren't well-received by the players' camps, and raised some eyebrows in the union.

Check the story out. And we'll be keeping an eye on this over the next couple days.
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