Agent: Mankins did not demand 10M

191543.jpg

Agent: Mankins did not demand 10M

There have been multiple reports of Logan Mankins demanding that he become an unrestricted free agent or receive 10M before the lockout is lifted.

Those reports, according to his agent, Frank Bauer, are false, ESPNBoston.com is reporting.

"Logan's main concern for entering into as a plaintiff was to see if he can become free and help other players have less restrictions," Bauer told ESPN's Chris Mortenson. "For people to say he has made monetary demands, he hasn't made any such demand."

Bauer then accused such reports of the monetary demands as "irresponsible".

The Boston Herald's Ron Borges tweeted, "Logan Mankins has just informed the NFLPA leadership he will sign off on a settlement of the Brady v. NFL case without seeking compensation."

The owners ratified a proposal for the new CBA tonight. It will now go to to the players, who will reportedly vote to ratify it tomorrow -- although early reports indicated that it would not be ratified.

Kraft won't hold a grudge over Deflategate, but he also won't forget it

Kraft won't hold a grudge over Deflategate, but he also won't forget it

Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.

The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.

“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on. ... Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”

And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.

“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”

Bennett says he is 'just chilling' and hasn't given free agency 'a ton of thought'

Bennett says he is 'just chilling' and hasn't given free agency 'a ton of thought'

Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.

Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.

Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.