With Carl Nicks retiring earlier this preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been in need of offensive line help.
On Tuesday, they'll get it. According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Bucs have agreed to a trade with the New England Patriots, in which they'll receive offensive guard Logan Mankins. In return, the Patriots will receive tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.
A year ago, Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns for the Buccaneers. But Wright became expendable after the Buccaneers drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins this past May. The Patriots don't have much depth at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and could figure to use another receiving option at the position.
Mankins was drafted in the first round (32nd overall) in the 2005 draft. He reached the Pro Bowl six times and made the All-Pro squad five times.
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