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Mankins returns to Patriots

By Marc A. Greenberg

Two-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins has reported to the New England Patriots.

The team announced Tuesday that Mankins had reported after refusing to sign a tender offer as an unrestricted free agent. He missed the team’s three-day minicamp in June, all of training camp and the first seven games after saying he wanted to be traded.

The Patriots drafted him in the first round in 2005 and he started all 80 regular-season games and nine postseason games in his first five seasons.

He was chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009.