Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA...2011: NA...2010: NA/#73WR
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Draft Scout Tim Wright News
09/01/15 - TE Tim Wright joined the Lions Tuesday after being traded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will compete for the No. 3 tight end job.
06/16/15 - Ten months after he was traded to the Patriots as part of the deal for Pro-Bowl guard Logan Mankins, tight end Tim Wright was back in a Bucs uniform on Tuesday after being waived by New England.
"Some familiar faces, same facility, everything just flew back into what it was," said Wright, wearing a No. 85 jersey, since his old No. 81 is taken. "I'm pretty happy about that transition and being able to step in and contribute right away."
Wright is one of five tight ends on the roster and is likely competing for three or four spots this fall. On Tuesday, he made several catches as the Bucs opened their three-day mandatory minicamp.
Wright caught six touchdown passes for the Patriots last year, while Bucs tight ends collectively caught two, but said he understood the Patriots' decision to cut him was part of life in the NFL.
"It's a business; you can't control that," said Wright, who caught five touchdowns as a Bucs rookie in 2013. "Whatever opportunity you get, you just have to take advantage of it."
06/12/15 - TE Tim Wright returned to the Buccaneers Friday (June 12) after he was waived a day earlier by the Patriots. The Buccaneers were awarded a waiver claim on Wright, who signed with Tampa Bay as a college free agent in 2013 before he was traded to the Patriots in 2014.
The 25-year-old Wright spent last season with the Patriots, where he was traded along with a fourth-round draft pick in August for guard Logan Mankins, and finished with 26 receptions for 259 yards and six touchdowns.
In two NFL seasons, Wright has played in 32 regular-season games and three playoff games, including 10 starts and Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots, and has 80 catches for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns.
06/11/15 - TE Tim Wright was waived by the Patriots Thursday (June 11). Wright was acquired from Tampa Bay in the Logan Mankins trade last summer.
Wright, 25, came to New England along with a fourth-rounder for Mankins. He did not register a reception in the playoffs after grabbing six touchdowns in the regular season among 26 grabs.
Michael Hoomanawanui is the third tight end on the roster and has been effective on special teams.
11/23/14 - TE Tim Wright, acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in late August, hauled in his fifth and career-high sixth touchdown catches in the first half Sunday. He finished with five receptions for 36 yards.