Tim Wright 81 | Tight End

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Thu. Aug 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Wright caught four passes (on six targets) for 43 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants. Impact: Acquired in a trade with the Bucs just Tuesday, Wright caught all of his passes Thursday from backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo, with starter Tom Brady resting. Still, it was a promising debut for the tight end that suggests he could quickly emerge as a contributor in the New England offense out of the gate. It remains to be seen if he'll be working with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski in Week 1, but when the two are both healthy, the addition of Wright opens the door for the Patriots to run additional two-TE sets.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for Wright and a draft pick. Impact: The deal Tuesday comes less than 24 hours after the Bucs met with Richie Incognito to try to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal might be an answer to their problems at guard.(STATS, 2:55pm)
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: The Patriots have traded Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers in exchange for Wright and a fourth-round draft pick, the Boston Globe reports. Impact: While the Patriots dealing Mankins is an unexpected move, it's understandable that they would be interested in bolstering their tight end depth with Rob Gronkowski bouncing back from a knee injury and not much upside depth at the position behind him. Wright, who caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns with the Bucs in 2013, provides the Patriots with a legitimate pass-catching option to combine with Gronkowski, who the team still presumably hopes will be ready for Week 1. In any case, the addition of Wright opens the door for the team to run more two-TE sets (when Gronkowski is healthy) and in such a scenario, Wright could carve out some fantasy utility in PPR formats. Moreover, those looking to insure their investments in Gronkowski now have another option to consider for their early-season lineups.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Wright is struggling to duplicate the success he experienced during his rookie season last year, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. "He hasn't played as well as he should be playing," coach Lovie Smith said. "He's dropped some balls. He's a big part of what we want to do with the two-receiver, two-tight end set. Tim hasn't blocked as well inside." Impact: Wright switched from receiver to tight end in 2013 and finished second on the team in receptions (54), receiving yards (571), and touchdowns (five). During the preseason, however, Buccaneer quarterbacks have not connected with him with any consistency. Wright played only 17 offensive snaps in Saturday's 20-14 preseason loss to the Dolphins. He was targeted twice, catching one pass for five yards.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Wright could work out of the slot for the Bucs this season, ESPN's Pat Yasinkas reports. Impact: It may be that Wright is a better candidate for playing time at slot receiver than he is at tight end, after the Bucs signed TE Brandon Myers and drafted TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the second round of May's draft. Wright is unlikely to beat out either for work as an in-line tight end, but the Bucs lack attractive options at wide receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Other slot candidates include Louis Murphy, Chris Owusu, and perhaps Robert Herron.(RotoWire, )
Tim Wright
2013 Season
REC
54
YDS
571
AVG
10.6
TDS
5
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 220  Age: 24
Born: 4/7/1990, Wall Township, New Jersey
College: Rutgers
NFL Experience: 2nd season
Salary: $495,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury