Patriots always are good for a shock or two, but no one saw this coming.
The Patriots are ironing out a trade that would send badass OL Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for a pick and TE Tim Wright:
First reaction: HOLY SHIT! WHAT!?
Second reaction: *stunned silence*
Mankins has been a staple of the Pats O line ever since he was drafted back in 2005 and has been at least a me fan favorite for sometime. His production has gone down over the past few years and this does free up a bit of cap space, maybe to extend one Mr. Darrelle Revis. But still, this is a stunning move.
Tim Wright is a young TE (out of Rutgers, WOOOOOOW) who had 54 catches, 571 yards and 5 touchdowns last season (also his rookie season). He could be a nice fit for this offense.
Still, sad to see you go Mankins.