4:41 AM EST, Sun November 23, 2014

Catching up with former Patriots, NFC style

Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former New England Patriots and their production -- splitting it into two updates between the AFC and NFC: G Logan Mankins (Buccaneers) -- Started and played all 50 offensive snaps in a 27-7 road win over Washington. The former Patriots captain has started all 10 games this season. LB Dane Fletcher (Buccaneers) -- Didn't play on defense while logging 18 special teams snaps in a road win over Washington, recording two tackles.

Dan Connolly - "Early on in the season, didn't start out too great," 11-17-14

Patriots OL Dan Connolly joined the show and spoke about the struggles of the offensive line unit early in the season. He also shed a little light on how the Logan Mankins trade was received, Bryan Stork playing center, and Jonas Gray working hard to become a featured back.

Catching up with former Patriots, NFC style

Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former Patriots and their production -- splitting it into two updates between the AFC and NFC: G Logan Mankins (Buccaneers) -- Started and played all 72 offensive snaps in a 27-17 home loss to the Falcons. The former Patriots captain has started all nine games this season. LB Dane Fletcher (Buccaneers) -- Didn't play on defense while logging 21 special teams snaps in a home loss to the Falcons, and didn't register on the stat sheet.
Tampa Tribune Nov 7, 2014

Bucs Hot Reads: Ex-Patriot Mankins grinding away

TAMPA -- In his 10th NFL season, Logan Mankins thought he had seen it all. But through eight games, the 32-year-old guard of the Buccaneers finds himself playing for a 1-7 team while his former club is flourishing, as usual. The Patriots traded Mankins to Tampa Bay 12 days before the season

Bucs Report: Cousins Performs Well; Injuries; Video: Lovie on Quarterback Change

When it was evident left tackle Anthony Collins could not go, instead of going to rookie Kadeem Edwards, the Bucs decided to go with veteran swingman Oniel Cousins. Cousins, who came over from Cleveland as a free agent, was supposed to be the team’s starting left guard. But right before the final preseason game, the Bucs traded for Logan Mankins and inserted him at left guard. Cousins kept working and was active as reserve for the team’s first seven games.… Read More »
The Ledger Oct 29, 2014

Bucs Turn Focus Back To O-Line

TAMPA | There was one point during the season when Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith seemed disappointed that no one asked about the progress of the offensive line. The Bucs, which had problems in protection throughout training camp, had picked up guard Logan Mankins in a trade with New England and seemed to be on the right track. Yet, during the last two games, the Bucs have allowed 10 sacks, and Tampa Bay is last in the NFL in total offense, averaging 295.1 yards per game. Protection is on everybody, quarterback Mike Glennon said. It's on the offensive line, it's on the quarterbacks, it's on the...

Recapping Patriots 2015 draft picks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the New England Patriots active in the trade market over the last week, acquiring linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas, let's re-set their 2015 draft picks: 1. First round (assigned selection) 2. Second round (assigned selection) 3. Third round (assigned selection) 4a. Fourth round (from Tampa Bay, via Logan Mankins trade) 4b. Fourth round (assigned selection) 6. Sixth round (from Tampa Bay, via Jonathan Casillas trade) 7.

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