Everyone's still a little shocked by the Patriots' trade of six-time Pro-Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers in exchange for TE Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick. But if you were taken aback, imagine how the guy who's been protected by Mankins for the past nine seasons must feel.
The Patriots have agreed to a trade. It does not involve Ryan Mallett.
Last week, we learned via Adam Schefter that Patriots offensive guard Logan Mankins played the entire 2011 season on a torn ACL. Mankins, who sustained the injury in New England's season opener, finally had surgery to repair the ligament last February. Until then, however, the injury hadn't been diagnosed and, as…