NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Patriots

Bill Belichick On Logan Mankins: ‘The Best Guard I Ever Coached’

View Comments
Logan Mankins (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Logan Mankins (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Central
Buy Patriots Tickets
Sun Sep.21
Home vs Oakland Raiders
findticketsbtn Bill Belichick On Logan Mankins: The Best Guard I Ever Coached
Mon Sep.29
Away vs Kansas City Chiefs
findticketsbtn Bill Belichick On Logan Mankins: The Best Guard I Ever Coached
Sun Oct.5
Home vs Cincinnati Bengals
findticketsbtn Bill Belichick On Logan Mankins: The Best Guard I Ever Coached
Sun Oct.12
Away vs Buffalo Bills
findticketsbtn Bill Belichick On Logan Mankins: The Best Guard I Ever Coached
 
Shop for Patriots Gear
NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots made a stunning trade on Tuesday, sending All-Pro guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tim Wright and a draft pick.

After the Patriots officially announced the deal, the team tweeted out a statement from head coach Bill Belichick.

“Logan Mankins is everything we would ever want in a football player. It is hard to imagine a better player at his position, a tougher competitor or a person to represent our program. He is one of the all-time great Patriots and the best guard I ever coached.

“Logan brought a quiet but unmistakable presence and leadership that will be impossible to duplicate. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when difficult decisions have to be made — and this is one of the most difficult we will ever make — but like every other decision it was made for what we feel is in the best interests of the team.”

MORE PATRIOTS COVERAGE FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,021 other followers