Tim Wright (American football)

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Tim Wright
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-07) April 7, 1990 (age 28)
Neptune Township, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Wall
(Wall Township, New Jersey)
College:Rutgers
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions:89
Receiving yards:907
Receiving touchdowns:13
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy Wright (born April 7, 1990) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Rutgers, where he subsequently opened a barbershop in 2016.[1]

He grew up in Neptune, New Jersey and played high school football at Wall High School.

College football[edit]

Wright played wide receiver at Rutgers under head coach Greg Schiano for his first couple of years. Schiano was also his head coach in the NFL for his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
219 lb
(99 kg)
4.65 s 1.63 s 2.74 s 4.47 s 7.27 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
19 reps
All values from Rutgers Pro Day

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On April 29, 2013, Wright was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2] On June 12, 2013, Wright was moved from wide receiver to tight end.[3] Wright played all 16 games for the Buccaneers, starting 8. He finished the season with 54 catches for 571 yards and 5 touchdowns, the yards and touchdowns tied for the most by an undrafted rookie tight end in NFL history. Wright was the only rookie tight end in 2013 to have more than 500 receiving yards.

New England Patriots[edit]

On August 26, 2014, Wright was traded by the Buccaneers to the New England Patriots along with a 2015 4th round draft pick for guard Logan Mankins.[4] Wright played in 11 games for the Patriots, catching 26 passes for 259 yards, with a career-high 6 touchdowns. Wright played in the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks, but did not record any catches. He was released on June 11, 2015.[5]

Return to Tampa Bay[edit]

On June 12, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Wright off waivers.[6]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On August 31, 2015, the Buccaneers traded Wright to the Detroit Lions in exchange for placekicker Kyle Brindza.[7] During the 2015 season, Wright appeared in nine games for the Lions, where he finished with nine receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns. On March 16, 2016, the Lions re-signed Wright to a one-year contract.[8] On May 31, 2016, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.[9]

On August 9, 2017, Wright re-signed with the Lions.[10] He was released on August 28, 2017.[11]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On April 9, 2018, Wright was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.[12] He was released on September 1, 2018.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP REC YDs AVG LNG TDs FDs Fum FumL
2013 TB 16 54 571 10.6 36 5 30 0 0
2014 NE 11 26 259 9.9 30 6 18 0 0
2015 DET 9 9 77 8.6 26 2 6 0 0
Total 41 89 907 10.2 36 13 54 0 0

[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Wright Cut". TWCBarbershop.com. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Epilogue to a Draft: Bucs Add 13 Undrafted Free Agents". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  3. ^ "Wright Was A Surprise". 2013-09-01.
  4. ^ "Patriots Trade Logan Mankins To Tampa Bay For Tim Wright". 2014-08-26.
  5. ^ "New England Patriots cut TE Tim Wright". 2015-06-11.
  6. ^ Smith, Michael (June 12, 2015). "Buccaneers claim Tim Wright off waivers from Patriots". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 31, 2015). "Buccaneers trade TE Tim Wright to Lions". NFL.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lions re-sign TE Tim Wright". Detroit Lions. March 14, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  9. ^ Sessler, Marc. "Detroit Lions place TE Tim Wright on season-ending IR". NFL.com. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Lions sign TE Tim Wright and waive TE Brandon Barnes". DetroitLions.com. August 9, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  11. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 28, 2017). "Lions cut Keshawn Martin and Tim Wright". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  12. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 10, 2018). "Veteran TE Tim Wright inks contract with Chiefs". NFL.com.
  13. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Timothy Wright Stats

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