Kaczur should fill in for Mankins

Updated: June 15, 2010, 10:41 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The two New England Patriots offensive linemen most affected by the absence of Logan Mankins have one strong link.

Nick Kaczur played at Toledo from 2001-2004, Sebastian Vollmer was at Houston from 2004-2008, and each was coached by Joe Gilbert.

So as the Patriots plan for life without Mankins -- with Kaczur sliding from right tackle to left guard, and Vollmer lining up at right tackle -- they'll first be turning to a pair of Gilbert-coached players.

They ...

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