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Tim Wright | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Rutgers
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Lions acquired TE Tim Wright from the Buccaneers in exchange for K Kyle Brindza.
Wright's odyssey continues. After a breakout rookie campaign in Tampa Bay, Wright was acquired by the Patriots in a similarly timed trade last offseason. He struggled to make a consistent impact in New England and was waived in June. The Bucs claimed Wright off waivers but have now traded him for the second time in as many years. In Detriot, Wright will compete with Joseph Fauria for snaps behind Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew. Aug 31 - 9:15 AM

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ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas said TE Tim Wright will struggle to make the final roster.

Wright always faced an uphill battle with Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker ahead of him on the depth chart, but he has not helped himself by struggling to make plays in camp. Wright will find plenty of takers if he ends up getting cut, but his breakout rookie campaign is feeling like a distant memory.
Aug 24 - 11:13 AM

A source tells ESPN that 10 teams put in a waiver claim for Tim Wright.

It's a reminder that Wright, who posted a 54-571-5 line as a rookie, can play. The Bucs were awarded Wright thanks to the No. 1 priority, but the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Browns, Saints, Dolphins, Chiefs, Steelers and Lions all submitted claims. Back with Tampa, Wright will compete for the right to complement Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers in a "move" role. He'll be a restricted free agent after this season.
Jun 15 - 9:33 AM

Buccaneers claimed TE Tim Wright off waivers from the Patriots.

Wright returns to Tampa Bay, where he began his career as an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers. It's not a favorable landing spot for Wright's fantasy outlook. He'll compete with Brandon Myers for snaps behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Wright might have been intriguing had he landed somewhere like Atlanta.
Jun 12 - 4:03 PM

Patriots waived TE Tim Wright.

A wide receiver at Rutgers, Wright flashed NFL-caliber "move" tight end ability when he posted 54-571-5 for the Bucs as a UDFA rookie in 2013. The Patriots gave up stud guard Logan Mankins to acquire Wright a year ago, but he was an innocent bystander late in the year (10 snaps in three playoff games). Scott Chandler will move forward as Rob Gronkowski's backup, with rookie AJ Derby, Fred Davis and blocker Michael Hoomanawanui also in the mix. Wright, who is subject to waivers, should garner interest as a cheap pass-catching tight end. He's scored 11 touchdowns across the last two seasons.
Jun 11 - 9:55 AM

Patriots TE Tim Wright was not targeted in Super Bowl XLIX.

We saw Wright enter on a third-down play in the second quarter, but otherwise he wasn't heard from. The Patriots acquired Wright in last summer's Logan Mankins trade with Tampa Bay, and he finished the regular season with a 25-269-6 receiving line, handling a highly inconsistent and matchup-specific role. Wright turns 25 this April. We would not be surprised to see his usage grow as a "move" tight end behind Rob Gronkowski in 2015.
Feb 1 - 10:54 PM

Tim Wright played on three snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

Even with the Patriots taking a spread, pass-only approach against the Ravens' rugged run defense, Wright was a non-factor. He's essentially lost his role to a hot Danny Amendola. Giving up Logan Mankins for Wright in the preseason remains a head-scratcher.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 13 - 12:33 PM

Tim Wright wasn't targeted in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

We are now nearly two months removed from our most recent "Wright game." He's just as likely to go target-less in the AFC Championship Game as he is to score a touchdown.
Jan 10 - 9:06 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss suggests Tim Wright could have a bigger role than usual in Saturday's Divisional game against the Ravens.

The Ravens rank fourth in the NFL against the run and haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 27 games. So logic follows that this will be more of a spread, pass-based gameplan from the Patriots. Wright would still make for a very risky play in DFS formats, as predicting his usage has been a shaky endeavor all year long. He has one or zero catches in 12-of-16 games this season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 5 - 9:53 AM

Tim Wright caught 1-of-3 targets for 15 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Even with Rob Gronkowski inactive, Wright could not get anything going against the Bills stout tight-end defense. A glorified wide receiver, Wright could be an intriguing fantasy option if given the targets, but he has not played consistently enough this season to be a reliable option.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Tim Wright caught his lone target for 12 yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Jets.

Wright now has two catches for 24 yards over his past four games.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Tim Wright wasn't targeted in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

Wright now has just three targets over New England's past three games. There's no way of knowing when his next decent game might come.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 06:11:00 PM

Tim Wright was held without a catch in Week 14.

He had just two targets. Wright continued to play inconsistent snaps this week, and is nothing more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 going forward.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Tim Wright caught his lone target for 12 yards in New England's Week 13 loss to the Packers.

Bill Belichick strikes again. Coming off a 61-snap, two-touchdown day against the Lions, Wright was a total afterthought at Lambeau Field. That's despite the fact that the Pats didn't go particularly run heavy. There's simply no way of predicting Wright's weekly usage, limiting him to hail-mary TE2 status.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Tim Wright played on a season-high 61-of-81 snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions.

There was no way to see this coming. Wright's previous season-high in snaps was 21 as the Patriots hadn't been utilizing a lot of "12" packages. Of course, if we knew Wright was going to be on the field so much he would have been an easy TE1 bet because of his wideout-esque skill set. The problem is that we don't know if the Patriots will take the same offensive approach against the Packers in Week 13, making Wright a high-risk, high-reward kind of streamer.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:01:00 AM