Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Logan Mankins has officially announced his retirement. During his time at the Pro Bowl in January Mankins said he was going to take the proper amount of time and make the right decision regarding his future.
He decided that this is the right time to hang up the cleats and spend more time with his family. Mankins spent the first 9 years of his career with the New England Patriots and was a key part in protecting future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.
He started 130 straight games for the Patriots making 6 Pro Bowls. Before the 2014 season he was traded to Tampa for tight end Tim Wright.
He went on to start 31 games for the Bucs over the next 2 seasons. Mankins retirement now leaves a huge hole at the starting guard position for the Bucs. Mankins was set to make $7 million this upcoming season which will now be used toward finding his replacement.