Patriots Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins told ESPNBoston.com he is unhappy with contract negotiations with the team and wants to be traded.
“At this point, I’m pretty frustrated from everything that’s happened and the way negotiations have gone,” Mankins told ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss. “I want to be traded. I don’t need to be here anymore.”
A restricted free agent, Mankins has until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday to sign his tender for $3.26 million. The Patriots reportedly sent Mankins a letter reminding him of their right to reduce his tender offer to $1.54 million if he did not sign by the deadline.
Mankins said he will not attend the team’s mandatory minicamps starting June 15 and appears to be a holdout candidate for training camp.
The two sides have discussed a long-term extension, but Mankins’ camp has indicated that the Patriots’ contract offers have been below what the player and his agent deem to be market value.
According to the Boston Herald, Mankins has been working out in the Foxborough area for the past two weeks.
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