by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Lions TE Tim Wright to get more action in Week 2
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew will be out for Sunday's game, leaving tight end Tim Wright as the team's only tight end aside from Eric Ebron, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports. After being inactive in Week 1, Wright figures to make his debut for Detroit on Sunday. A very different player than Pettigrew, who is more of a blocker, it will be interesting to see whether Wright will get some opportunities flexed out while Ebron plays a more traditional Y role.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Lions acquire TE Tim Wright from Buccaneers
The Lions have reportedly made a deal with the Buccaneers to acquire tight end Timothy Wright, in exchange for rookie kicker Kyle Brindza according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and confirmed by both teams. Wright had re-joined the Bucs after a season in New England in which he caught 26 passes and six touchdowns. Now, he will join a crowded tight end field in Detroit, where Joseph Fauria, Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew are in the mix.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Buccaneers TE Timothy Wright ready to contribute
Buccaneers tightend Timothy Wright is excited to be back in Tampa and is ready to take on a contributing role with the team, per The Tampa Tribune. Wright, who started his career with the Bucs before being traded to the Patriots last year, is glad to be back where his career started two seasons ago. "I'm pretty happy about (the opportunity) to step in and contribute right away," Wright said. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said the move to bring back Wright, who caught five touchdowns as a rookie for the team, makes the Bucs a better team. "It was an easy decision to make on Tim," Bucs coach Lovie Smith said. "We liked Tim (last year). We decided to go in a different direction, but now we're a stronger football team with Tim on our team. It's good to have him back."
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Buccaneers bring back TE Tim Wright
The Buccaneers have claimed tight end Tim Wright off waivers, according to Sporting News. He wasn't out of work long - he was waived by New England on Thursday. Wright is returning to familiar territory. He played in every game for Tampa Bay in 2013 before doing the same with the Patriots last year. But he was far more productive with the former. He caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns for the Buccaneers. He snagged six in the end zone for New England, but that represented nearly one-fourth of his total receptions.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Patriots release Tim Wright on Thursday
The Patriots parted ways with tight end Timothy Wright on Thursday, the team announced. In 2014, Wright had 26 catches for 259 yards and six touchdowns.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Patriots backup pass catchers don't do much Week 13
The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 13 against the Packers. Julian Edelman actually turned in a decent game despite dealing with an injury. He hauled in seven catches for 48 yards. Edelman missed time with a thigh injury, but was able to return to the contest. Michael Hoomanawanui caught one ball, gaining 23 yards. Timothy Wright also hauled in one pass, gaining 12 yards. The group will take on the Chargers Week 14.
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
Timothy Wright predictably annoying
Guess who's back in the headlines in Fantasy? The same tight end who sent everyone flocking to the waiver wire after his five-catch, 85-yard, touchdown-scoring performance in Week 5 and his seven-catch, 61-yard, touchdown-scoring performance in Week 8. The Patriots' Timothy Wright did one better Week 12 against Detroit, scoring two touchdowns on five catches for 36 yards. But here's the problem: Aside from those three games -- which are pretty well spaced apart, you'll notice -- he has a total of six catches for 38 yards. So should we be flocking to the waiver wire to add him again? A tight end doesn't score two touchdowns every week, you know. Yeah ... but Wright doesn't do anything, not even catch a pass, every week. Why would that change now? The proper response to this performance is indignation that those two touchdowns didn't go to someone else. Don't make it anything more.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Patriots TE Timothy Wright finds paydirt twice in Week 12 win
Patriots tight end Timothy Wright notched his first career two-touchdown game, leading his team to a 34-9 victory over the Lions in Week 12. With Rob Gronkowski heavily covered, Wright came down 4-yard touchdown reception in the opening period. In the second quarter Wright hauled in an 8-yard pass from Tom Brady in the end zone for his second score of the day in the second quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with five grabs for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Wright has 23 catches for 210 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Patriots TE doing things the 'Wright' way
Despite wild production inconsistency, Patriots tight end Timothy Wright has earned the praise of tight ends coach Brian Daboll. "Tim ... really takes pride in his craft, works really hard in the classroom, on the practice field, game day," Daboll told the Boston Herald. "It's always a proess when you come to a new place and you're learning a new system. We're kind of in the meat and potatoes here in November, and our expectations for all our players is to really know what to do. They need to do that when they go out on the field on Sunday." Wright followed his seven-catch perfomance in Week 8 with his fourth blanking of the season Sunday against Denver. He has 17 receptions on the year, but snagged 12 in two games combined.
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
Timothy Wright back to torment us again
Hey, guess what? Patriots tight end Timothy Wright caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown Week 8 against Chicago. Pretty cool, right? It kind of reminds me of those five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown he had Week 5 against Cincinnati. Because we were all so thrilled with where he went from there. That's sarcasm, of course. No one was thrilled with one catch for 1 yard over a two-game span, even if that catch was a touchdown. And that makes this performance so much harder to assess. We could say it's a sign the Patriots are looking to get him more involved in the passing game, reverting to the two-tight end attack that was so successful for them back when Aaron Hernandez was still around. But that clearly wasn't the case last time. So then we could say it's just a fluke, but flukes generally don't happen twice within a four-game span. I'm thinking it's confirmation he's another player the Patriots will work in and out of the game plan based on matchups, and since they're not exactly forthright about their plans from week to week, you won't really know the right time to start Wright. He's an intriguing add in deeper leagues, where you can afford to take a zero now and then, but in standard 12-team formats, not so much.