The Patriots have agreed to a trade. It does not involve Ryan Mallett.
New England plan to send offensive lineman Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fourth-round draft pick and tight end Tim Wright. Jay Glazer had it first; Schefter found the pick value.
The 32-year-old Mankins is in the middle of a six-year, $51 million contract with $30 million guaranteed. He has a scheduled cap hit of $6,250,000 this season, and $7 million in each of the following two seasons. Are the Pats making room for an extension, then? Maybe for Darrelle Revis?
Even with the trade, the Patriots still owe Mankins a nice chunk in dead money:
As for Wright, he's an undrafted sophomore who was converted from wide receiver to tight end. He went to Rutgers, and will probably have praise heaped on him just because the Patriots picked him up.