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Logan Mankins eager for the hitting to begin

FOXBOROUGH — As he starts his 10th NFL season, Logan Mankins isn’t necessarily looking forward to the rigors of training camp, but he can appreciate its purpose.

“At this point you’d just rather get to the games, but I understand what training camp is for. It’s needed, it’s necessary,” Mankins said on Wednesday morning. “It’s just one of those things you have to put yourself through and it makes you better, it gets you in good shape, so it’s necessary.”

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