TE - FA
28-year-old veteran Tim Wright signed a deal to join the Kansas City Chiefs. Wright, who sat out the 2017 season, will battle for a reserve spot behind Travis Kelce.
Wright, who went undrafted out of Rutgers, signed with the Buccaneers as a rookie and started eight games, catching 54 balls for 571 yards and five scores with Tampa. Eventually, he was traded to the Pats where he won a ring before joining the Lions and suffering a torn ACL. Wright hasn't played a regular season game since 2015 and is little more than a camp body who has an outside shot at making the 53-man roster. He's well off the fantasy radar.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Detroit Lions have signed free agent tight end Tim Wright on Monday.
Wright, who missed the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL, was re-signed by the Lions Monday. In a corresponding move, Detroit moved on from TE Brandon Barnes. Scoring 13 touchdowns from 2013-2015, Wright has a slim chance to make the Lions' final roster for 2017. Although he wouldn't see a prominent role, Eric Ebron is the clear-cut starting TE, Wright could be a situational playmaker, primarily in the red zone, if he does indeed make the club.
Detroit Lions TE Tim Wright (ACL) was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday after clearing waivers.
Tim Wright was lost for the entire 2016 season on Tuesday after being placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a torn ACL. The three-year veteran only caught nine targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions in 2015 through nine appearances in his only year with the team.
Tim Wright had a decent game in week 6. His six targets, three catches for 17 yards, and a TD made him the 16th best tight end for the week.
With Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew both out with knee injuries, Tim Wright took over as the starter. His value will be determined by the other two TEs health and both them are expected back shortly. He could be played in DFS leagues if he is still the last man standing in week 7.
After being waived by New England on Thursday, the Buccaneers claimed Tim Wright off waivers.
He played in every game with Tampa Bay in 2013 as an undrafted rookie from Rutgers. Brandon Myers and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will kill his value.