"There's nothing that's happened. We haven't heard from them," Frank Bauer said. "Everyone in the NFL is on vacation. We just have to see what happens."
Mankins, a restricted free agent, didn't sign his one-year, $3.26 million tender by the June 15 deadline, so the Patriots cut it to $1.54 million. According to the Herald, Mankins' camp believes the Patriots promised the lineman a long-term deal in 2008, but it didn't happen, leading him to skip the team's organized team activities and minicamp this offseason.
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Despite the divide between the sides, Bauer doesn't believe a deal between Mankins and the Patriots is out of the question. Bauer said he understands how the uncapped 2010 season, which made Mankins a restricted free agent instead of an unrestricted one, has affected talks.
"I think any time the door opens, a deal can get done," Bauer said. "Look, I'm good friends with Bill, I know Bob Kraft (the owner) real well. But (labor) circumstances came out and turned everything sideways. But you never know who is going to pick up a phone and say, 'We need to get this thing done.'"
"I think we'd lose someone very, very special," Wilfork said. "Somebody that's dedicated. But business is business. Sometimes things don't pan out the way you want it to pan out. But I want him as a teammate. But if not, hopefully we'll meet up again."