Former Patriots guard Logan Mankins announces retirement

Former Patriots guard Logan Mankins has announced his retirement, according to Ian Rapoport Mankins was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the start of the 2014-2015 season for tight end Tim Wright.

Mankins will likely be a Patriots Hall of Famer some day, and he might have a place in Canton as well. His effort and toughness was never questioned.

Mankins was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He unfortunately didn't win a Super Bowl with the Patriots, but played in both Super Bowl losses to the Giants. Even in his later years, Mankins was a dependable guard that never took a play off and has been missed ever since he was traded. He made the Pro Bowl in seven of his 11 seasons.

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