Report: Mankins signs for six years, 51 million


Report: Mankins signs for six years, 51 million Staff Follow @csnnewengland
When Logan Mankins' new six-year deal with the Patriots was reported yesterday, it was unclear just how well he would be compensated. Turns out, there's no one else in the NFL at his position who will be as well-paid as him.

Mankins will be paid 51 million over the course of the six-year deal, which will run through 2016, according to ESPN. The deal includes a 20 million signing bonus and his 8.5 million average per year makes him the highest-paid interior offensive lineman in the league.

According to the report, Mankins will earn a base salary of just 1.5 million in 2011, but it climbs from there. He'll have a base salary of 3 million in 2012, 6 million in 2013, 6.5 million in 2014 and 7 million in both 2015 and 2016.

More to come . . .

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.