FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins said he hasn't heard what Cary Williams has said about the Patriots. But Mankins knows who Williams is, and he assumed it was something not-so-well thought out.
"I don't even know what he was saying," Mankins said when asked to respond to Williams' comments that the Patriots were cheaters. "I'm sure it wasn't the smartest thing in the world to say so I'm not worried about it."
Williams, a former Ravens defensive back, stood by his comments in an interview with DelawareOnline.com last week saying, "Did I say the wrong thing? No. I stand firm on what my beliefs are, and that's just that. I didn't tell a lie. At the end of the day, that did happen. It's in the history books. As far as I'm concerned, I made a comment about it and that's that."
Williams has also doubted the usefulness of joint practices, particularly with the Patriots, yet the Eagles and their coach Chip Kelly have agreed to spend a few days with Bill Belichick's club for the second consecutive year.
Last summer Williams was kicked out of joint practices in Philadelphia for starting a fight with Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson. Following the incident, Williams said the Patriots were playing dirty, which led to the physical confrontation.
“They came in here talking,” Williams said. “They had a lot of jokes and kikis, and laughs, and a lot of dirty plays that were going on.”
When Belichick was asked on Monday to comment on the incessant chirping from Williams, he was brief.
"You should talk to him about it," Belichick said flatly.
Knowing Williams, he'll likely have something to say.
Practices between the Eagles and Patriots begin on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. The team's will meet again on Wednesday at the same time.