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Report: Patriots trade Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for Tim Wright

Report: Patriots trade Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright, draft pick.

Logan Mankins Patriots Buccaneers traded Logan Mankins was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday. Credit: Getty Images

The Patriots traded away the face of their offensive line Tuesday, in a stunning move that landed them a new tight end and a draft pick.

According to ESPN, the Pats dealt six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth round draft pick.

The 32-year-old Mankins was the Pats' first round draft pick, at No. 32 overall, in the 2005 draft. The burly guard out of Fresno State went through a bitter and public contract dispute in 2010 but was given a six-year deal worth $51 million in 2011.

Wright is a second-year tight end out of Rutgers and had 54 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns with the Bucs last season.

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