Logan Mankins practices with Pats

Updated: August 12, 2012, 11:56 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Four-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins was removed from the physically unable to perform list by the New England Patriots on Sunday, returning to practice for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

In doing so, he revealed that he played parts of last season with the injury. The secret to his ability to play through such pain?

"Put a brace on, tape an aspirin to it and go," he cracked.

There ...

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