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Report: Mankins will be a no-show for OTA’s

05.24.10 at 9:13 pm ET
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Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins won’€™t attend voluntary organized team activities with the Patriots over the next month without a new contract, his agent told Comcast Sports Net on Monday. Mankins’€™ agent Frank Bauer said Mankins would not be in attendance, and added that no progress was being made at this time on a new deal.

A Fresno State product who was taken in the first round of the 2005 draft, Mankins signed a five-year deal as a rookie, and was slated to become a free agent. However, with the change in the labor situation ‘€” players with four and five years of experience reverted to restricted free agent status ‘€” Mankins was instead tendered a one-year deal at $3.26 million by New England.

Technically, the OTA’€™s are voluntary, and because Mankins has yet to sign his tender, Mankins is under no obligation to attend.

The big day to keep in mind for Mankins’€™ deal is June 15 ‘€” the first scheduled day of the Patriots’€™ mandatory minicamp. If he hasn’€™t signed the deal by then, New England can drop his RFA tender to 110 percent of last year’€™s salary ($1.5 million).

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