Buccaneers' Logan Mankins retiring after 11 NFL seasons

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Logan Mankins is retiring after 11 NFL seasons.

The seven-time Pro Bowl guard played the past two seasons with the Bucs after spending the first nine years of his career with the New England Patriots.

The Bucs announced Mankins' decision Monday, with general manager Jason Licht calling the 33-year-old ''one of the toughest, most intelligent and skilled players at his position'' that he's ever seen.

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Mankins was obtained in a trade from New England during the 2014 preseason and started 31 games over the past two years. The Bucs rebounded from a 2-14 record in his first season with Tampa Bay to finish 6-10 in 2015, with Mankins helping an overhauled offensive line open holes for Doug Martin to rush for 1,402 yards.


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