Today’s news out of Foxborough reports that the Patriots are very close to signing Logan Mankins to a six-year deal. Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft says they are ready to ink Mankins to a deal that would make him “a Patriot for life.” This is good news for New England fans, especially since the tension between the Krafts and Logan was beginning to be like the tension between OJ and law enforcement. One thing that has kept the Patriots at the elite level they have been for the last decade is definitely the front line. With Mankins, Volmer, and Solder manning this offensive line they should be one of the best in the NFL for years to come. It’s giving me, Tom Brady, and all seven running backs on the team a chubby as we speak.