Mankins Traded to Tampa Bay

According to FOX Sports Insider Jay Glazer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick to the New England Patriots for offensive guard Logan Mankins.

Mankins is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and has been with New England since he was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft.

Wright, who went undrafted in 2013 out of Rutgers, recorded 54 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns during his rookie campaign. Notably, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known to stockpile both former Rutgers players and tight ends.

Including Wright, the Patriots have five Rutgers products and four tight ends on their roster.

Back in July, the Buccaneers and offensive lineman Carl Nicks parted ways after agreeing to a settlement. Mankins will stabilize their offensive line immediately.

The Patriots will certainly get creative with Wright, and the Buccaneers will benefit from the acquisition of Mankins.

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