Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins is on his way back to the Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter reported moments ago that Mankins will report to Foxborough tomorrow and sign his tender.
Mankins is reporting earlier than expected. He had until the week of Nov. 16 to report in order to get another year accrued so he could become a free agent at the end of this season. Without the extra year, Mankins would have been in the same situation that he was in this season and the Patriots would have retained his rights.
Now Mankins can come in and get another season and provide the Patriots added depth for the second half of the season.