Patriots Practice

Mankins is not technically a free agent, as the Patriots have placed the Franchise Tag on the All-Pro guard. But Mankins wants a long-term deal and will likely hold out (again) if he doesn't get it. Mankins made a big difference after returning in Week 9 last year, and the Patriots should place their top priority on retaining Tom Brady's top protector.

Mankins Returns To Practice, Haynesworth Sits Out

Logan Mankins returned to the practice field for the New England Patriots on Thursday, but Albert Haynesworth was back to being a spectator.


Patriots guard Logan Mankins. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Haynesworth Practices, Mankins Does Not

The New England Patriots got a few of their defensive players back on the practice field on Wednesday, but were without one of their main offensive linemen.


Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Vollmer Returns To Patriots Practice; Wright Out With Concussion

The New England Patriots got offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer back at practice on Wednesday.


Musician Jon Bon Jovi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Patriots Blog: Bon Jovi Takes In Practice

The Patriots had a few special guests at practice on Wednesday, including one of Bill Belichick’s favorite rock stars.


Rex Ryan greets Bill Belichick on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Patriots Blog: Pats Warned To Watch What They Say

Rex Ryan always tries to get into a war of words with the opponent. The Pats players were warned to watch what you say.