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Patriots trade Logan Mankins

Tim Wright boosts the tight end position.  (Photo From Getty Images)

Tim Wright boosts the tight end position.
(Photo From Getty Images)

The New England Patriots have traded OL Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 4th round pick and tight end Tim Wright. 

Mankins is a 6 time all pro bowler and first team all pro in 2010. Mankins has a cap hit of $10.5 million.

Last season was not kind to Mankins, who played one of his worst seasons, and is 32 years old. The Pats drafted new talent on the offensive line and have good depth there, the move needed to happen.

The Pats need help at tight end with little to no help behind Gronk. This trade gives the Pats 2nd year man Tim Wright, a legit pass-catcher. Wright is a 6’4 tight end, who played a lot of in the slot last year. He can play the role Hernandez use to be, and give Pats depth at the position.

Last season, Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He caught 1 passes for 6 yards against the Patriots last season during the Buc’s 3-23 loss to New England.

He played his college ball at Rutgers.

Wright’s salary for 2014 is $498,333. The move clears up $5.755 million in cap space. 


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