Lovie Smith wants Logan Mankins to return


Lovie Smith stated that he does not want Logan Mankins to leave Tampa, and will do everything in his power to convince him to return next season.

“Following Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers left guard Logan Mankins said he was going to take some time before deciding his next move. Mankins just completed his 11th NFL season and hinted that he could retire. Head coach Lovie Smith said Monday he is going to do best college recruiter impression and try to talk Mankins, a five-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl selection, to return for another season with the team.” -Reported by Rick Brown

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