• Mankins might be called upon again at LT

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 18, 2013
    It was more we have a good left tackle and [Mankins] can play guard.” In his place, the Patriots kicked left guard Logan Mankins out to the left tackle spot and used rookie Josh Kline in Mankins' normal spot. I don’t think there was ever a thought, from the coaching staff or myself, that he couldn’t play left tackle,” Belichick said, also pointing out that Mankins played left tackle at Fresno State. “That wasn’t it. In fact, Belichick said that easily could have been Mankins’ long-term position had things worked out differently in terms of the Patriots already having Matt Light on the roster, and then drafting Solder in 2011. Belichick was asked about players with a similar skill set that have been on past teams he coached, and he mentioned, among others, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden “He was drafted by the Ravens [in 1996], played left guard his first year when Tony Jones was the tackle, and then the next year they moved him out to tackle,” Belichick said.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Solder, Boyce missing from practice

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After leaving Sunday's game with his second head injury in as many weeks, Patriots starting left tackle Nate Solder was not spotted at the start of the team's practice on Wednesday morning. Solder was forced to depart the Week 15 ga…
      Source: ESPN.com

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