The Patriots have confirmed the trade of Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay, and released a statement from head coach Bill Belichick on the move:

FOXBORO — It’s official. The Logan Mankins era is over in New England.

FOXBORO — Defensive back Travis Hawkins will be part of the Patriots cuts on Tuesday, according to a league source.

FOXBORO — The cuts keep coming as the Patriots try and get to the league-mandated limit of 75 players on the roster by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

FOXBORO — The Patriots will release wide receiver Derrick Johnson on Tuesday, according to a league source.

FOXBORO — The Patriots will release wide receiver Wilson Van Hooser on Tuesday, according to a league source,

CBSSports.com national columnist Gregg Doyel checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss the NFL concussion issue, specifically related to Broncos receiver Wes Welker.

Tommy Kelly is set to meet with the Cardinals, according to Azcentral.com.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined the Dale & Holley show on Monday with Steve DeOssie filling in for Michael Holley for his weekly interview touching on a number of subjects, including the quarterback situation in Thursday’€™s final preseason game, the releasing of a few veteran player

FOXBORO — The Patriots were in full pads for their Monday afternoon practice session and saw a handful of players return to the field, including defensive lineman Sealver Siliga, offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Cameron Gordon.