The Patriots reportedly offered Logan Mankins a contract that floated in the $7 million per year range:
So where does this stand? At a stalemate, it appears.
The sides have been at an impasse for some time. The Patriots' last offer, which has has been on the table for "a significant period of time", was a five-year deal worth approximately $7 million per season and would place the two-time Pro Bowler comfortably among the top five paid guards in the NFL, according to a league source.
That leaves us where we are right now, and I'm told that means that on Tuesday the Patriots will, indeed, follow through on their plan to drop Mankins' tender from $3.268 million for the 2010 season to $1.54 million.
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