Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA...2011: NA...2010: NA/#73WR
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Draft Scout Tim Wright News
06/02/16 - TE Tim Wright (torn ACL) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
03/14/16 - TE Timothy Wright wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent by the Lions on March 9.
03/14/16 - TE Tim Wright was re-signed by the Lions on Monday (March 14) after the team did not tender him as a restricted free agent. Acquired via trade from the Buccaneers last season, Wright appeared in nine games as a backup for the Lions in 2015. He finished with nine receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Wright entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Bucs out of Rutgers in 2013 before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2014, where he was a member of the team's Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seahawks. In 40 career regular-season NFL games (11 starts), Wright has recorded 89 receptions for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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."