Logan Mankins was surprised by trade

Veteran Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins was caught way off guard when he was traded by the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick.

“Once you’ve been around this business long enough, you know anything’s possible,” Mankins said. “It’s a business, first and foremost. If you don’t understand that it’s a business, you’re lying to yourself.”

Mankins heard from quarterback Tom Brady after the trade. Brady is displeased by the move.

“I’ll miss Tom for sure and I had a lot of good friends there,” Mankins said. “It’s a sad day not to be with those guys, but I’ve got new teammates here that I’m looking to develop relationships with.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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