Pats warn Mankins of tender deadline

Updated: June 10, 2010, 10:37 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots sent offensive lineman Logan Mankins a letter regarding their right to reduce his salary if he doesn't sign his restricted free agent tender by Tuesday's deadline, the Denver Post reports, but the move is largely a procedural matter and it is unlikely the team would take such a drastic step.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said last month of Mankins, "I really hope Logan will be with us for the long term. That's our objective."

Mankins has yet to sign ...

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