Offensive lineman and New England Patriots captain Logan Mankins stopped by the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center for a charitable visit on Tuesday afternoon. Mankins and his wife, Kara, spent several hours speaking with donors and patients in their "Celebrate Volunteerism" t-shirts.

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—adorned in New England Patriot regalia—provides blood products to patients in both the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The facilities combine to administer more than 60,000 blood transfusions each year.

Mankins touched on a variety of topics, but one of the most intriguing involved teammate Rob Gronkowski. On his recent activities that have made headlines in both local and national media outlets, Mankins had this to say:

"I know we are referring to Gronk and partying and doing wrestling moves and stuff. I think Gronk's having fun."

"The headlines might not be what a lot of people want, but at least he's not getting DUIs or doing things that are against the law. I don't think he's hurting anyone.