Report: Mankins signs for six years, 51 million

Report: Mankins signs for six years, 51 million
August 11, 2011, 8:50 pm
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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 . . .