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Buccaneers Rumors: Logan Mankins contract won't change in trade

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired a guard they coveted in Logan Mankins today and the acquisition is one that will have long term effects on the team.

The reason for this is that Mankins isn’t being traded in a contract year, he has some time left on his deal that is now being transferred to the Bucs. It’s a deal that won’t be altered either as the figures and years left on the contract will remain the same in the trade.

As pointed out by Mike Garafolo from FOX Sports, the Buccaneers will be getting Mankins’ contract from the Patriots as is, with no changes being made to it’s current structure.

Mankins has three years left on his contract, including this season, and he’ll be under club control through the 2016 season. He’s not cheap though as Mankins is due $6.25 million this year and $6.75 million in each of the last two years on his contract.

But that’s a bargain for the Bucs as they needed stout help at guard and paying just under $20 million over three years for Mankins is a steal considering how badly the Bucs need him.

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