Aug 26, 2014 at 1:57pm ET
New England hasn't been a stranger so far with pulling off trades to deepen their roster, but they pulled off a shocking one on Tuesday considering who was involved.
It's been a well-known fact that New England didn't have much depth behind tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui, so the addition of Wright, who caught 54 passes for 561 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2013, certainly gives them some much needed depth at that position.
The loss of Mankins takes away some attitude and toughness up front on the offensive line, but the amount of depth they have there apparently left them with a tough decision when it came to bolstering another position instead. As a result, the agreement was made and it gives the Buccaneers some help up front as well.
Mankins was entering his 10th season in the league after having been drafted in the first round by New England back in 2005.