The Patriots have agreed to the parameters on a deal that would send left guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

The 32-year-old Mankins, a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2005, has played his entire career in New England. A six-time Pro Bowler, he will go to Tampa Bay in exchange for Wright, a 24-year-old out of Rutgers who had 54 catches for 571 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie year last season with the Bucs.

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Christopher Price

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

Travis Hawkins

Travis Hawkins

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

The 23-year-old Hawks, transferred to Delaware after two seasons at Maryland. The 5-10, 195-pounder, had 66 total tackles, four interceptions and eight passes defensed last season and was named first-team all-conference in 2013. He was signed as a rookie free agent in May by the Patriots.

New England needs to be at the league-mandated limit of 75 players on its active roster by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald was the first to report the transaction.

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Christopher Price

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.

Deontae Skinner

Deontae Skinner

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.

In addition to the news that the team is set to cut wide receiver Derrick Johnson and Wilson Van Hooser, Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe is reporting the Patriots are set to cut linebacker Deontae Skinner. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound rookie out of Mississippi State had 64 tackles (33 solo), one sack and an interception past year in 11 games as a collegian.

And Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald is reporting that running back Tyler Gaffney is heading to injured reserve. Gaffney, 23, was claimed off waivers from the Panthers this summer — the Stanford product was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Stanford. He was injured in training camp and was released by the Panthers on July 27. The 6-foot, 220-pounder, had a productive senior season in 2013, starting in all 14 games and finishing with 330 rushing attempts for 1,709 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.

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Christopher Price

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

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

Johnson, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie agent on May 19 out of Maine. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder tied for the team lead with 60 receptions for 608 yards and two touchdowns in 2013. He finished his college career with 116 receptions for 1,165 yards and four touchdowns.

The Patriots need to be down to 75 players Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Christopher Price

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

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

The 6-foot, 197-pound Van Hooser had 13 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns last season at Troy. He also returned 15 kicks for 237 yards. The Alabama native played his first three seasons at Tulane, recording 55 receptions for 805 yards and nine touchdowns before graduating.

The Patriots need to have their roster at 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Christopher Price

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.