Bucs Trade For Pro Bowl Guard

August 26th, 2014

New Bucs guard Logan Mankins.

The Bucs’ void at guard has been solved! The hole has been filled!

Today, Tampa Bay traded for Patriots All-Pro guard Logan Mankins, per the uber-NFL insider Jay Glazer. Mankins, 32, was a Pro Bowler last year and started every regular season game.

So there you have it Bucs fans. The crying need for a guard is now resolved. And the locker room has been saved. Joe is very sad to see Wright go but happy the offensive line is repaired.

Guess this means fan favorite Luke Stocker’s job with the Bucs is saved.

119 Responses to “Bucs Trade For Pro Bowl Guard”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    What is remaining on Mankins contract? Money/years?…

  2. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Now what bitches!!!!!!Madden team is set. Game on!

  3. RastaMon Says:

    thanks for interupting the deep tissue massage…..your fans have been subjecting you to….:-)

  4. Bucs fan in NC Says:

    Logan Mankins!!!!!

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    Tim Wright’s future just got a lot brighter.

  6. T-DUB Says:


    talent baby!!

    time to win on Sunday and those Stickin Panthers!!

  7. RastaMon Says:

    Now sign “Richie”….behind the diversion…..

  8. D-Rome Says:

    That’s funny using the Drudge Report gif.

    This is a great deal unless the Bucs gave up a 1st or 2nd round pick. Clearly the Bucs are very serious about making a playoff run instead of just improving from last year.

  9. Tnews Says:

    Incognito signs with pats?

  10. Sneedy16 Says:

    Wow!! Left field for real.

  11. AdamBomb418 Says:

    Mankins signed a six-year contract worth $51 million with New England in 2011.

  12. Snook Says:

    “Mankins is due to earn a base salary of $6.25 million in 2014, $6.75 million in 2015, and $6.75 million in his final season.”

    Can’t wait to see how the Tampa media poops all over this development…

  13. Buchead407 Says:

    Pro bowl gaurd. Whooooooooooooo

  14. deminion Says:

    Welp needed a Guard bad wonder who will be getting cut? Hopefully Cousins

  15. Bucfever40 Says:


  16. Thunder Sack Says:

    Great signing!

    I would still bring Incognito in if he was healthy.

  17. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Woah, thats crazy but awesome news. Tim Wright will fit in good up in NE and we sure as hell need Mankins. Win-win depending on the pick we had to give up.

  18. pick6 Says:

    win win. belichick loves his rutgers guys, with schiano fired, he can collect ’em all

  19. Brooks Says:

    Now that’s a good signing.

  20. D-Rome Says:

    Great signing!

    I would still bring Incognito in if he was healthy.

    Do you mean mentally or physically?

  21. bucrightoff Says:

    Congrats to Tim Wright, he just won the lottery, he will put up big numbers in that offense.

    If the pick is absurdly high than this trade isn’t very good but we’ll see. Mankins is very good….but if that’s true why is New England trading him?

  22. whocares92 Says:

    All praise the football gods today for smiling upon us!

  23. BirdDoggers Says:

    I think it’s a good move, depending on what round the draft pick is in. Although, it goes against Lovie and Licht’s plan to go younger and cheaper. At least they recognized the problem and are making the attempt to fix it.

  24. Jeffbuc Says:

    2014. 6.5 million
    2015. 7 million
    2016. 7 million

  25. T-DUB Says:

    this is fantastic. Suit him up thursday and lets roll!

  26. Joe Says:

    Tim Wright’s future just got a lot brighter.


  27. BUCSFAN68 Says:

    Great pickup

  28. Bucnjim Says:

    This sounds great, but you have to wonder why in the hell would NE trade this guy?

  29. nate Says:

    We still need a right guard….. but this mademe consider doug martin first round of fantasy now…

  30. BritBucsince92 Says:

    Clever stuff L&L. Thought Incognito was a smokescreen for Boone but it seems it was for Mankins instead.

  31. lightningbuc Says:

    Funny how arguably one of the best coaches in the history of the NFL, Belichik, wants another of Schiano’s Rutgers/Bucs boys.

    Schiano was lampooned as making this Rutgers South when he brought Wright in.

  32. Architek Says:

    Wright will be a household name by the end of this season – he’s exactly what Hernandez was minus the concealed weapons. All catching and no blocking.

    Mankins will be a stud for us – let’s just hope we can keep him healthy!!!

    Thank you Lovie and Licht!!

  33. Buccfan37 Says:

    Mankins must be about used up for the Patriots to get rid of him. This move reeks of desperation. Bucs end up paying the future away. All this to stop the Incognito insanity?

  34. bucrightoff Says:

    4th round pick is not too bad. Of course had we known this was how this would all shake down should have traded Revis for Mankins straight up way back when, but whatever.

  35. TheShaz Says:

    So how bad were Incognito’s table manners at that dinner last night?

  36. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Wow! I’ll miss TimWright, but with ASJ on the team, his numbers were set to go down anyway! Still might take a chance on Incognito even with Mankins! Great job by Bucs front office to address the needs on this team!

  37. Cobraboy Says:

    Now sign Incognito and the OL goes from questionable to very, very solid…

  38. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Awesome!!!! Of course Lovie cant possibly have a good Oline because he didn’t in Chicago and that means he’s clueless, when it comes to linemen because he only knows defense.. (Sarcasm)

  39. Rrsrq Says:

    In L & L we trust…they are better poker players than we thought, unless they gave up a 1 or 2, I think that is two draft picks gone from the 2015 draft if it is this year

  40. buc'd Up Says:

    Not to bring in the rain clouds but doesnt Wrights departure pretty much make Stocker a lock for this roster now?

  41. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’ll take it. Seems like a pretty nice deal. We’ve got TEs to spare and NE needs one bad. Wright wasn’t impressing anyway and we filled a need. This seems like a true win-win. Now, bring on the people saying we got fleeced and Licht is an idiot

  42. bucrightoff Says:

    Oh yeah this means Stocker sticks. Great, can’t wait for Wright’s week 1 numbers to be Stockers full season numbers. Amazing he’s survived this long.

  43. Couch Fan Says:

    Paying the future away? Some people will bitch about anything. Sheesh. I’m satisfied they are trying to win now.

  44. RastaMon Says:

    So we have a center and a guard…..strongest next move is to sign Richie…instantly and dramatically better….then a vet tackle next cut down

  45. mpmalloy Says:

    “Bucs trade for Mankins”
    …Lol wut!

  46. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I never like dealing with New England, Its like dealing with the rays. you just always feel like you got the short stick somehow!

  47. Espo Says:

    What pick????

  48. AdamBomb418 Says:

    ESPN is reporting a 4th rounder to Pats

  49. DallasBuc Says:

    Buc fans, we can thank Schiano for this one!

  50. Wes Says:

    Hopefully this isn’t a Nicks issue all over again.
    Excited though for my Bucs!

  51. BritBucsince92 Says:

    4th round pick

  52. DB55 Says:

    Wright just became my fantasy sleeper pick. Watch him be an absolute monster but hey we want stocker, smdh.

    6-7 million for a guard? Didn’t we have probowl guards making less and didn’t want to pay them?

    For the love of god if we give up a 1st or 2nd round pick I’ll go insane.

    Best question is why would ne trade him?

  53. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    I’d still sign Incognito. Then we are going to playoffs.

  54. Dub Says:

    Bucs only give up a 4th rounder

  55. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    2015 4th round puck per ESPN

  56. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Someone will find a way to bash Licht for this. It’s just a matter of time.

  57. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    I like the trade just wonder why NE would be willing to part ways with Mankins unless he is declining or injured. A guy with that type of resume doesn’t just get traded like that. This reeks of desperation

  58. whocares92 Says:

    Yeah Schiano would make a great scout in the NFL too bad he was one of the WORST coaches in buc’s history. He couldn’t game plan, make adjustments, or utilize all the talent around him but he sure could recognize that talent he couldn’t get to produce.

  59. mpmalloy Says:

    It was need for need.
    Gronk has become an injury machine.

  60. rocketman Says:

    Tim Wright and a fourth rounder i hear.. good to me

  61. DB55 Says:

    4th round pick is not too bad. Of course had we known this was how this would all shake down should have traded Revis for Mankins straight up way back when, but whatever.

    This ^^^^^^

  62. mpmalloy Says:


  63. D-Rome Says:

    6-7 million for a guard? Didn’t we have probowl guards making less and didn’t want to pay them?

    I’m pretty sure Carl Nicks’ contract over five years was paying him more than what Mankins is receiving per year.

  64. T in Orlando Says:

    I heard it was Wright and a 4th Rounder in 2015, not bad for a ProBowl Guard, plus the Pats will end up with about 2-3 mil in dead money this year

  65. Patrick in VA Says:

    NE needs TEs for their offensive style. I’m sure they have someone behind Mankins that they’re happy with sliding in. I doubt that they’d allow themselves to have that hole there. Doesn’t mean that Mankins is declining, just that they have someone else that they’re comfortable with and Mankins had value

  66. Buchead407 Says:

    Vjax. D Martin and Dotson only ones from last year. This offense is completely new. I’m excited now. Maybe that kc guard we got is gonna take over the right side

  67. whocares92 Says:

    And people STILL want to sign Incognito. Bunch of idiots

  68. safeflt1 Says:

    I agree, solid move even though we had to throw in a 4th round pick

  69. mpmalloy Says:

    Mankins is a Celtic monster.
    Malloy is quite pleased with this move.

  70. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Schiano had a hand in all this, like DallasBuc says.
    Say what you will about Schiano, but the Man knew talent.
    Wright will light it up in New England, and the Manbeast will make big holes for Martin, and give “Hold the ball too long” McCown the time he needs to find an open receiver, vs throwing a receiver open.

  71. ManzielMadness Says:

    “Mankins’ primary position with the Patriots had been at left guard — where Jamon Meredith is slated to start for the Buccaneers.” – Espn.com newsservices

    Tells you how much espn knows about us…

  72. Patrick in VA Says:

    They want incognito because we haven’t seen the new guard we got from KC. I’m sure he’ll make an appearance soon and everyone’s worries will be put at ease. Lovie and Licht will still be witless idiots that don’t know what they’re doing, of course, but they will have fixed the O-line problem and we’ll get to see the offense humming while the defense is eating teams alive.

  73. robert9 Says:

    a lot of happy folks here, but I’m like WTF?????

    he’s expensive as hell, let’s pray not another nicks situation…..NE ALWAYS wins in the trades!

    and WTF about tim wright. ASJ is a rookie last I checked… and we gave up a draft pick!!!!

    would have rather had richie

  74. mpmalloy Says:

    Actually the people who still want to sign
    Lord Voldemort are the ones with double digit IQ’s.
    The whiny TV-watching media-nose-ring biytches
    are the idiots. They believe that since the TV said Voldemort is bad
    then he must be bad.
    I mean..all my friends believe what the TV says, right?

    Voldemort is the logical move to complete the line for
    anyone w/ a football IQ above 80.

  75. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    Logan Mankins is 32 years old.

  76. The Ether Says:


  77. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    “So how bad were Incognito’s table manners at that dinner last night?”

    Would it be greedy to want both? It would go from a weakness to a strength.

  78. Bucnjim Says:

    Is Rishaw Johnson a right guard?

  79. Patrick in VA Says:

    @robert – what a loser mentality. Wright was a rookie last year when he did well and he had far fewer tools than ASJ does. Just because NE trades well, that doesn’t mean that both sides can’t benefit. There doesn’t have to be a winner and a loser in a trade.

  80. Oahubuc Says:

    Nice. And Tim Wright can go ahead and order his Pro Bowl jersey, I think.

  81. backto2003 Says:

    How can anyone possibly be negative to this move? We had two two guards that should not be on an NFL roster yesterday starting! Now we have a pro bowl guard with great character and leadership. Even if he is not what he was he is a HUGE upgrade. His contract will be less than what Carl Nicks was making (great career with buds.) Go ahead and sign incognito we have a good group of leaders that won’t let him get out of line. Then what looks like the weak point of the team is now a much stronger part! And we lost Tim wright?? Who cares I like our rookie better anyway. Tim wright wasn’t drafted for a reason and he had a pretty good year on an AWFUL bucs team. Hopefully he has a good career but I am not worried about the Patriots I am worried about the Bucs being better and you have to admit this move makes us better. The draft pick won’t be higher than a 4th rounder i bet

  82. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Awesome! Waiting on hearing what pick we have up though.

  83. Cobraboy Says:

    Sign Incognito and the Bucs OL would be more than solid.

  84. robert9 Says:

    NE got a cheaper player with more upside

    NE got a 4th round pick

    We got an EXPENSIVE stop gap and lost our best guy from last year and a draft pick.

    L & L took it up the pie hole on this one. horrible move!

    when ASJ goes down yall will be all crying a river.

  85. Patrickbucs Says:

    bucrightoff Says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    Oh yeah this means Stocker sticks. Great, can’t wait for Wright’s week 1 numbers to be Stockers full season numbers. Amazing he’s survived this long.

    You would rather have Wright then Mankins? We have a much better future with our rookie TE. Sticker will be a blocking TE.

    They do this deal to free up some cap room to sign a number of potential free agents. Also their back up they like a lot. I’m very excited!

  86. Patrick in VA Says:

    @robert – I feel like if you won the lottery you would get upset about having to pay the taxes on it.

  87. robert9 Says:

    @robert – what a loser mentality. Wright was a rookie last year when he did well and he had far fewer tools than ASJ does. Just because NE trades well, that doesn’t mean that both sides can’t benefit. There doesn’t have to be a winner and a loser in a trade.


    loser mentality? it’s my opinion. you got yours, i got mine. who wants a 32yr old gaurd with 3 years in his contract at 6-7 mill a year? and they gave up wright for nickels who will, as everyone knows, will blow up this year in NE. WTF did we need to give a 4th rounder.

    we got reamed and if we just needed a stop gap we should have signed ritchie.

  88. Uncle Albert Says:

    Like the trade, but also cautiously optimistic for a couple reasons.

  89. robert9 Says:

    some of us scrutinize more than others. one reason why we are very successful

  90. Jerid421 Says:

    Has anyone else noticed the ease at which deals are made between our beloved Bucs and the Patriots? Strangely, over multiple regimes, deals seem to be made with the flick of a pen. Is it Ownership?

    Someone with a better memory fill in the blanks here. I believe it all started with:

    * LaGarette Blount (a polished turd scoured from the un-signed free-agent scrap heap turned diamond in the rough) for a track star who wasn’t ready to play football and still might not be.

    * Aqib Talib, an off-the-field detriment, but a ridiculous asset on the field picked in the First Round to cover the enormous receivers who have slayed us the last couple years.

    * Darrelle Revis wasn’t traded, but somehow he ended up playing for his old teams most hated rival. Weird?

    * Greg Schiano, albeit a crappy NFL coach but a pretty good scout of talent, ends up travelling around all summer with Bill Belli-cheat and looking at prospects while we’re still paying him handsomely.

    * Tim Wright (another young diamond in the rough) and a draft pick, gets swapped for an old, but still serviceable ex-Pro-Bowler.

    God, I hope Logan Mankins has some gas in the tank. He is everything we need. But we have never made out well in ANY of these deals with the Pats.

    Rant End

    “Serviceable? Mankins is a lot more than that. And he’s no ex-Pro Bowler. —Joe

  91. backto2003 Says:

    Because the bucs have been just crushing with their 4th round picks right?? We have plenty of money left why just let it sit there. Tim wright had a solid year last year on an team that won how many games? He may be good in NE but who cares?? The buds got better today great move..He wasn’t going to play over the rookie this year bc he isn’t half the player.

  92. backto2003 Says:


  93. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I like to be a fountain and not a drain but something doesnt seem “wright” in this trade from NE and Belicheat…i guess time will tell and i hope Mankins is still the pro bowler in the past as he has been and not declining..WOW..good trade I hope

  94. panhandle buc Says:

    Awful trade! A 4th Rd pick and Tim wright? We just traded a starting TE and a 4th rnd pick for a 32 year old guard!

    What happens if ASJ gets hurt? who is next, stocker? Myers? Wright could have been used in two TE sets. I agree with a lot of you guys, this seems fishy, why would the pats let him go?

    I think they should have waited for the next round of cuts and see who they could have snagged.

  95. backto2003 Says:

    What if any good player gets hurt for any team. Those are risks you make. Tim Wright was going to be the number 2 TE at best. Come on the guy had a decent year last year now he is Jimmy Graham. Relax

  96. DB55 Says:

    Skeptical at best. My spidey sense tells me we got screwed somehow. Rather have had the frat boy for the league minimum but what do I know. Carl nicks 2.0 pay him to watch from home says my crystal ball.

  97. buc4lyfe Says:


  98. BucPuck Says:


  99. whocares92 Says:

    The people who think this is an awful trade doesn’t follow football well enough.

  100. whocares92 Says:


  101. James Pearls Says:

    great move!


  102. buc4lyfe Says:

    This is a win now move, Tim Wright wasnt going to get as many targets as he did last year, there’s talent everywhere. Loaded at tight end trade one for a pro bowl guard. Sound logic and helps us more than a logjam at one position

  103. panhandle buc Says:

    @ whocares92 and backto2003

    Really? oh wise one, inform us “Dummies”!

    I never said Wright was jimmy graham! I am saying in my opinion we got an older guard that we gave up too much for. Wright was the second best pass catcher on our team last year and you just gave him up along with a 4th rd draft pick for a 32 year old guard that a team with the best QB in league let go. A pass first team, A team that is super bowl ready, this year. This tells me his back-up out played him or is just as good.

  104. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This is much better.

  105. backto2003 Says:

    He was the second best catcher on a god awful team. Mankins was a pro bowler for a playoff team. The guy started every game last year and made the pro bowl and played with a torn acl haha. A 4th rounder and backup TE would be traded all day for a pro bowler

  106. backto2003 Says:

    acl in 2011

  107. dick2111 Says:

    Some Bucs fans will always be convinced the sky is falling …

    L&L just traded for a 32-year old Pro Bowl guard with an long-standing record of success. As in six (6) Pro Bowls since he entered the league in 2005 with the Pats.

    So what do some folks say? Too old. Too expensive. Must be something wrong with him if the Pats traded him away. The Pats obviously flimflammed us and got the better of the deal.

    Perhaps … just perhaps … Lovie and Jason really do know what they’re doing. After all, Jason used to work for who? Oh ya, the Patriots. Could it be that he knows something we don’t?

    L&L also traded with the Chief for a 25-year old guard (Rishaw Johnson) with tremendous upside. Started last 3 games last year for the Chiefs and favorably impressed Coach Reid. Andy’s been around for a year or two; probably doesn’t impress easily.

    Folks, the sky’s not falling. Our team just got a whole lot better with these two trades. Patience!

  108. backto2003 Says:

    you pablo and robert are by yourselves here. Dominik Schiano and Raheem?

  109. backto2003 Says:

    Plus this guys stache is quite impressive

  110. Sneedy16 Says:

    Bill did the same thing to Richard Seymour and Willie Mcginest. The both went on to still produce at a high level. Bill isn’t loyal to no one but Tom Brady. I feel that Bill knew that Logan had a few good years left in him and wanted to get what he can.

    Tim was basically 4th on the depth chart at TE. When Luke is starting over you something isn’t right. I feel the Bucs wanted to get something for Tim, since he wasn’t fitting well in the offense. He couldn’t block so it was obvious when he was in we were passing and they will go nickel. That’s not good for a TE since he was too slow for a WR and small for a TE, maybe Bill will use him better, but I feel we basically broke even on the deal.

  111. AF_Buc Says:

    I’ll be fair, I’m ok with them telling Incognito to shove off now. We needed something better than what we had and now we have it. I’m happy.

  112. panhandle buc Says:

    I hope I am wrong! perhaps nicks has me jaded. This is the first FA singing and or trade I have been opposed to. Lets hope he plays up to his pro bowl status and helps the younger guys get better.

  113. cbell96825 Says:

    why are people crying over this deal we need a guard and we just got a top 5 guard whats the problem. tim wright really yeah he had a few good games but we just got a pro bowler playoff seasoned super bowl playing guard what are we complaing about

  114. Soggybottom Says:

    Look at this team now compared to last year, I for one can not thank L+L and the whole organization enough, Great job and you did it in less than a year.. Once again very proud to be a Bucs Fan…

  115. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Tim wright isn’t as good as you people make him out to be. He was a sit in a zone TE. Not a good route runner, nor did he have great hands. He didn’t stretch the field or work the seams. He was a check down machine. He has potential, but ASJ has even more. We still have Meyers who is a good Veteran TE.

    Ridiculous, Wright was excellent and is a very good football player. There’s a reason he was double-teamed repeatedly, including by the Seahawks.–Joe

  116. hecticbuc Says:

    We just got hustled by the pats again we are giving away an awesome young Te for an old oline man that will play 1 year than retire on us Tampa Bay fans should be upset with L&L it’s more than obvious that these 2 guys don’t care about the players that where in place already how do you gut the oline the way they did I have been a buc fan since Sapp got drafted by the bus and we have never had a Te like Wright never we are going to regret this just like Revis trade

  117. 1bucfan88 Says:

    Licht mercifully spares us the indignation of watching Oneil Cousins pretend to be an every down player.

  118. Broy3434 Says:

    People keep saying why would New England trade him. The same reason you’re bitching. He’s a 6 million dollar guard. Who cares he started every game last year 5 consecutive pro bowls. Brady’s goin off in preseason so his performance is fine

  119. oldfart44 Says:

    I know that Mankins will start and play. Who knows what will happen to Wright under Belichek. He better learn to block.

    Give me a proven veteran anytime over a 4th string TE and a who will be the 4th round pick next year.

    The man is a proven player and leader. Now the younger guards will have someone to learn from and emulate.

    This makes me far more optimistic.

    Now get another veteran guard.