The Patriots confirmed that guard Logan Mankins has returned to the team. While there has not yet been a roster move to add Mankins, head coach Bill Belichick said that he expected that move to take place today.
"It’s good to have him back with the team. He’s part of the team now," Belichick said in a conference call, praising the two-time Pro Bowler for his toughness, intelligence and dependability. "You just can’t have too many guys like that on your football team. We’re glad he’s back."