Merloni: Was Mankins trade primarily to get another TE?

Merloni: Was Mankins trade primarily to get another TE?
August 27, 2014, 6:30 am
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"I think it really came down to, they needed somebody else in here as a tight end." - Lou Merloni

Logan Mankins is no longer a member of the New England Patriots.

Why would the Patriots make this trade?

Lou Merloni weighed in on Arbella Early Edition.

"I think it really came down to, they needed somebody else in here as a tight end," said Merloni. "I find it hard to believe that you have to get rid of Logan Mankins in order to do that."

"Will they survive? Sure. Did they get rid of that cap hit the next two years on a guard? Yes, so that's a good thing. But the timing of it always throws you off."