Major Wright

#31 DB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 204 lb Age: 28 College: Florida Bye 6

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  • Buccaneers' Major Wright: Headed for IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    Wright (undisclosed) will be placed on injured reserve this week, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports. Wright opened the season as a starter, but his Week 1 injury gave Chris Conte a chance to shine. Hobbled by injuries for much of the year, Wright finished with just 25 tackles and three passes defensed in nine appearances. He is under contract for 2016, whereas Conte's deal expires at the end of the season. The Bucs might also opt to look outside of the organization for a starting safety to pair with Bradley McDougald.

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  • Wright posted five tackles (two solo) in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams. The writing had appeared to be on the wall with respect to Wright to re-taking a starting role on the defense, and it came to fruition on Thursday with mixed results. While the 27-year-old did move up to the top of the strong safety depth chart in place of Bradley McDougald, he did struggle in coverage against Rams tight end Jared Cook, who managed a 25-yard grab with Wright on coverage among his four receptions. With an extended period of time off before their Week 16 home tilt against the Bears, it remains to be seen if the Bucs will institute further changes in the secondary.

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  • Wright played on 52 snaps in Tampa's Week 14 loss to the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The former starter continues to see an uptick in playing time, and tallied only one less snap than first-string strong safety Bradley McDougald. Wright has tallied 12 tackles and two passes defensed over the last two weeks, and may continue to garner additional playing time if McDougald continues to be inconsistent in pass coverage.

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  • Wright tallied eight tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. The 27-year-old former starter posted a second consecutive strong performance, with the eight total tackles and six solo stops both representing season highs. Wright received some additional playing time in Week 13 against the Falcons and contributed four tackles in that contest, and is likely to continue receiving extended opportunity if his level of play continues to rise.

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  • Buccaneers' Major Wright: Active Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Wright (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Making just his fourth appearance of the season, Wright will likely settle into a situational role in the secondary due to the steady play of starting safeties Bradley McDougald and Chris Conte. As a result, those in IDP formats should search elsewhere for DB aid.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 TEN 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
*2 @NO 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*3 @HOU 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*4 CAR 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 JAC 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 BYE - - - - - - - -
7 @WAS 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*8 @ATL 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*9 NYG 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*10 DAL 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @PHI 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @IND 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 ATL 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NO 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 @STL 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 CHI 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*17 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
1 09/11 @Atlanta Falcons 28
2 09/18 @Arizona Cardinals 18
3 09/25 Los Angeles Rams 30
4 10/02 Denver Broncos 12
5 10/11 @Carolina Panthers 19
6 BYE - -
7 10/23 @San Francisco 49ers 15
8 10/30 Oakland Raiders 21
9 11/04 Atlanta Falcons 28
10 11/13 Chicago Bears 23
11 11/20 @Kansas City Chiefs 4
12 11/27 Seattle Seahawks 9
13 12/04 @San Diego Chargers 8
14 12/11 New Orleans Saints 22
15 12/18 @Dallas Cowboys 3
16 12/24 @New Orleans Saints 22
17 01/01 Carolina Panthers 19

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