Tim Wright will wait no more to report to an NFL training camp. Having torn his ACL last offseason, Wright missed the entire 2016 campaign on the Lions roster. He re-joins a Lions team looking to rebound, as they painfully missed the playoffs in 2016, despite needing to win just one of their final three games.
#Lions sign TE Tim Wright and waive TE Brandon Barnes: https://t.co/Tv5IYN396S pic.twitter.com/qvTzCo2ipw— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 9, 2017
Wright burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2013, recording 54 receptions for the Buccaneers coached by, you guessed it, Greg Schiano. He also scored five touchdowns, one more than his entire career at Rutgers. After the season he was traded to the New England Patriots, who surrendered Pro Bowler Logan Mankins, which caused some backlash. Then it was viewed as a “win” by the Pats, as always, when Wright added six more touchdowns for the Super Bowl bound New England club.
He returned to Tampa after being waived by New England in June 2015, before catching on with Detroit later that season. He added two more TD’s, splitting time with top pick Eric Ebron. Ebron is a little banged up right now which should give Wright some extra reps in training camp. The Lions kickoff their preseason Sunday at Indianapolis.
Good luck in camp, Tim!
Congrats @Tim_Wright83 for being signed back to the @Lions #NFLKnights pic.twitter.com/3hkr3rIkcx— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) August 9, 2017