The NFL has seen its fair share of great offensive linemen and now it will be losing one to retirement. Longtime offensive guard Logan Mankins, who most recently spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced his retirement early Monday morning.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport announced the news via Twitter on Monday. Mankins has been in the NFL since 2005, spending nine years with the New England Patriots and the last two with the Bucs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2016
In his eleven year career, Mankins has been named to seven Pro Bowls. He was also named to the All-Pro first team in 2010.
It has been a terrific career for Mankins and he will almost for sure be a Hall of Fame inductee at some point in the next decade. The only bad thing that you could take from his career is that he was drafted just after the 2004 Super Bowl win and traded away before the 2014 Super Bowl win.
That has to hurt, but Mankins will still always be remembered as one of the greatest offensive linemen of this generation.
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