The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday acquired New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick.

A three-time captain with the Patriots, Mankins has earned six Pro Bowl berths and five All-Pro selections in his career. He also was selected to the New England Patriots All-2000s and 50th Anniversary teams.

In 2012, he won the Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to players who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.

"Logan Mankins is everything we would ever want in a football player," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "It is hard to imagine a better player at his position, a tougher competitor or a person to represent our program.

"He is one of the all-time great Patriots and the best guard I ever coached. Logan brought a quiet but unmistakable presence and leadership that will be impossible to duplicate."

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Mankins was a first-round pick out of Fresno State in 2005. He has started all 130 games he has played in during his nine-year career. He has made 17 postseason appearances, including two Super Bowl appearances.

Wright played in all 16 games for the Buccaneers last season, starting eight. He compiled 54 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns.

Wright joined Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft. He gives the Patriots insurance as Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui recover from injuries.

With the acquisition of Mankins, the Buccaneers moved quickly ahead to trim the roster to 75.

Tampa Bay placed cornerback Danny Gorrer on injured reserve, waived (injured) tackle Matt Patchan, cornerback Deveron Carr and tackle J.B. Shugarts. They also were awarded defensive back Marc Anthony and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren off of waivers.

New England also got down to the 75-man limit by releasing six players and placing two others on injured reserve.

Rookie RB Tyler Gaffney and rookie LB Cameron Gordon were put on injured reserve. The Patriots also cut DL Ben Bass, DB Travis Hawkins, WR Derrick Johnson, LB Deontae Skinner, DB Jemea Thomas and WR Wilson Van Hooser.

---Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension that the NFL levied for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a "legitimate football play."

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is hoping that the league will reduce or revoke the penalty.

"Unfortunately, for Brandon, he's got a history of these types of events," Gruden told reporters. This is the sixth time Meriweather has been cited for a violation of player safety rules.

The Redskins contend that Meriweather could not avoid a helmet-to-helmet hit has both he and Smith lowered their heads as a pass sailed incomplete across the middle.

---The Seattle Seahawks reduced their roster to the NFL limit of 75.

The Seahawks placed linebacker Heath Farwell, cornerback A.J. Jefferson and guard C.J. Davis on injured reserve, designated defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horce Miller as waived/injured, and put cornerback Eric Pinkins on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Farwell, Seattle's special teams captain, sustained a groin injury in a preseason game on Friday night against the Chicago Bears and will have surgery.

Also, the NFL fined the Seattle Seahawks $300,000 for violating the collective bargaining agreement provision on offseason no-contact rules.

ESPN reported that head coach Pete Carroll was fined $100,000 and the team $200,000.

The Seahawks have been accused of allowing players to engage in "excessive levels of on-field contact" during the team's mandatory minicamp for veterans on June 16.

---The Oakland Raiders placed cornerback D.J. Hayden on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Hayden underwent surgery on his right foot in July after suffering a stress fracture and will sit out at least the first six games of the regular season.

Selected No. 12 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, Hayden has battled injury problems since joining the Raiders. He was limited to eight games and two starts as a rookie because of sports hernia surgery, finishing the season with 26 tackles and one interception.

Quarterback Trent Edwards was released. He was considered a long shot to make the final roster as he competed for a backup spot behind starter Matt Schaub with rookie Derek Carr and Matt McGloin.

Third-year wide receiver Juron Criner was waived, while second-year tight end Nick Kasa was placed on injured reserve. Safety Larry Asante, wide receiver Greg Jenkins and running back Kory Sheets were waived/injured, while guard Lucas Nix was waived after failing a physical.

---Josh Gordon's hearing on a DWI case in North Carolina was delayed until Nov. 18 after the Cleveland Browns wide receiver received a waiver.

The original court date was set for Tuesday, but Gordon's lawyer received a continuance. Gordon was stopped for speeding in Raleigh, N.C., in July and his blood-alcohol content tested at .09, just above the legal limit of .08 in North Carolina.

Gordon was driving a vehicle owned by Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston when he was stopped at 3 a.m. on July 5 in Raleigh, N.C. The two athletes said they swapped cars at a local store. Gordon told police that he had a few drinks with vodka.

In the meantime, Gordon is still waiting for a ruling from the NFL on his appeal of an indefinite drug ban. He is facing a one-year suspension for a third failed drug test but hopes to have it shortened to as few as six games.

Also, the Browns placed offensive lineman Michael Bowie and linebacker Darius Eubanks on injured reserve and then added offensive lineman Nick McDonald on the reserve/non-football injury list to get the 75-man limit.

---Not satisfied with the veteran backups on the roster behind starter E.J. Manuel, the Buffalo Bills waived quarterback Thad Lewis just a day after severing ties with Dennis Dixon. They signed career backup quarterback Jordan Palmer.

Buffalo also placed linebacker Kiko Alonso on the reserve/non-football injury list. He had reconstructive knee surgery in July after tearing the ACL during an offseason workout and is not expected to play this season.

The Chicago Bears released the 30-year-old Palmer during the weekend after deciding to go with Jimmy Clausen. Palmer has not thrown a pass in the NFL since 2010 and only 15 in his career.

---The Tennessee Titans signed quarterback Dominique Davis to the roster to provide depth at the position for their final preseason game.

Starter Jake Locker is not expected to play much Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings and backup Charlie Whitehurst has a sore right pinkie finger. That left rookie Zach Mettenberger as the only other available quarterback and prompted the signing of Davis.

The Titans are expected to keep Locker, Whitehurst and Mettenberger on the roster for the regular season.

---Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is looking for a new contract, but if he doesn't get one by the start of the regular season, he'll put it on hold.

Bryant enters the final year of his rookie contract. He is scheduled to make $1.78 million this season.

"I don't want to talk about it anymore," Bryant said at a corporate event on Monday night. "Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can't be distracted once I'm on the football field."

The 25-year-old Bryant wants to be one of the league's highest paid receivers. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions currently has that designation with a seven-year, $113.5 million contract that includes $48.75 million guaranteed.

---Three more players were released by the Kansas City Chiefs: offensive tackle Ryan McKee, cornerback Kevin Rutland and cornerback Damond Smith.

The Chiefs released 11 players Monday to pare down their 90-man training camp roster.

In addition to Monday's moves, defensive back Sanders Cummings was placed on injured reserve.

---In order to reach the NFL mandated 75-man roster limit, the St. Louis Rams announced four transactions.

Quarterback Sam Bradford and center Demetrius Rhaney were placed on injured reserve. The team also waived DE Sammy Brown and S Matt Daniels.

Bradford was injured in Saturday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. An MRI disclosed he tore the in his left knee.

---The Cincinnati Bengals trimmed their roster before to reach the 75-player limit mandated by the NFL.

Quarterback Matt Scott, wide receiver Jasper Collins, linebacker James Davidson and second-year tight end Kevin Brock were released by the team. Linebacker JK Schaffer and cornerback LaVelle Westbrooks were waived/injured.

---In need of a kicker with Matt Prater facing a four-game suspension, the Denver Broncos acquired Brandon McManus from the New York Giants.

The Broncos sent a conditional seventh-round draft pick for the right to McManus, an undrafted free agent from Temple.

The 23-year-old McManus failed to beat out Josh Brown for a job with the Giants but was impressive in the preseason, kicking field goals of 46 and 47 yards. Of his 11 preseason kickoffs, 10 were touchbacks. The versatile McManus also can handle punting duties.

---At least Brady Quinn has a job with Fox.

The veteran quarterback, who signed with Miami Dolphins two weeks ago, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he had been released.

The Dolphins made other roster moves to reach the 75-player limit. They designated defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch as reserve/injured and waived wide receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive tackle Cory Grissom and center Tyler Larsen.

---Tight end Mike Higgins was released by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday.

Higgins, a third-year veteran from Nebraska-Omaha, signed July 28, on the eve of training camp, after a workout at Minnesota-Mankato for team officials.

Higgins spent his three seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, including all of the 2013 season on the practice squad.

---Running backs Jordan Hall and Miguel Maysonet were among the Pittsburgh Steelers' first wave of roster cuts. With Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount still facing potential punishment after last week's arrest on marijuana possession, the Steelers still have backfield depth consisting of rookie Dri Archer, Tauren Poole, Josh Harris and Stephen Houston.

The team also waived wide receivers C.J. Goodwin and Kashif Moore, tight end Eric Waters, safety Jordan Dangerfield, cornerbacks Devin Smith and Lewis Toler, and linebacker Vic So'oto.

---The Carolina Panthers reached the roster deadline of 75 players by placing wide receiver De'Andre Presley on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and center Kevin Matthews on injured reserve.

Presley and Blanchard are first-year players who are seen as developmental prospects; Presley was a quarterback at Appalachian State who has also spent time at cornerback, and is eligible to return after Week 6 of the regular season.

Jefferson, in his fourth year out of Rutgers, was battling for a roster spot with Brandon Williams and Richie Brockel, while Matthews was attempting to land one of the final spots as a reserve lineman. He is in his fourth season out of Texas A&M.

---The San Diego Chargers made five roster moves to reach the league-mandated 75-man limit.

The Chargers placed cornerback Marcus Cromartie and defensive linemen Kwame Geathers and Ricky Tjong-a-Tjoe on injured reserve. Geathers and Tjong-a-Tjoe both suffered knee injuries during last weekend's preseason game in San Francisco.

San Diego also placed guard-tackle Jeromey Clary on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and released cornerback Brandon Ghee.

---The New York Giants placed safety Cooper Taylor and wide receiver Marcus Harris on injured reserve and waived 13 other players to get down to the mandated NFL limit of 75 players.

Taylor, a fifth-round pick last year and Harris will be sidelined for the entire season.

The other players released are: tight end Jerome Cunningham, safety C.J. Barnett, tight end Xavier Grimble, defensive back Charles James, kicker Brandon McManus, linebacker Spencer Adkins, safety Kyle Sebetic, defensive back Ross Weaver, defensive end Emmanuel Dieke, linebacker Justin Anderson, wide receiver Travis Harvey, defensive tackle Everett Dawkins and guard John Sullen.

Also, Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz is expected to be in a walking boot for approximately 7-10 days before beginning a rehab program for his dislocated right big toe.

The timetable means Schwartz is likely to miss at least the Sept. 8 regular-season opener at the Detroit Lions, a big blow to the Giants' maligned offensive line.

---The Indianapolis Colts reached the league-required 75-man roster by placing running backs Vick Ballard and Deji Karim and tackle Ulrick John on injured reserve.

Fullback Stanley Havili was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Ballard has played in 17 games (13 starts) over the past two seasons, rushing 224 times for 877 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 18 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown.