Tight end Tim Wright returns to Bucs, awarded off waivers from New England
(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – A former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end is making a return trip to the team.
Tim Wright was awarded off waivers from the New England Patriots over the weekend. The 6-4, 220 pound Rutgers University product picked up a Super Bowl ring last season after the Bucs shipped him to the Pats in a trade for offensive lineman Logan Makins.
The swap was consummated just before the 2014-15 season began. Wright, 25, caught 26 passes for 259 yards and six touchdowns with New England last season.
He was signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free-agent in 2013. In his only campaign with the Bucs, Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns.
To make room on the roster, Tampa Bay waived tight end Taylor Sloat.