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Patriots activate Logan Mankins to 53-man roster; Release CB Wheatley

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that G Logan Mankins has been activated to the 53-man roster. Mankins reported to the Patriots on Tuesday, Nov. 6. In addition, the Patriots released CB Terrence Wheatleyfrom the 53-man roster and LB Tyrone McKenzie from the practice squad.

Mankins, 6-3, 310 pounds, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft out of Fresno State. During his five seasons with the Patriots, Mankins has started 80 regular-season games and nine postseason games. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009 and was selected to the Associated Press All-Pro second team in 2007 and 2009.

Wheatley, 5-9, 185 pounds, was originally drafted by New England in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft out of Colorado. He played in 11 NFL games with one start. Wheatley did not see action for the Patriots in 2010.

McKenzie, 6-2, 245 pounds, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft out of South Florida. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury and the first eight weeks of 2010 on the practice squad.

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