Wright was cut by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With Chris Conte (chest) expected to return to the field this week, the Buccaneers decided to part ways with replacement safety, who they brought in two weeks ago. He'll now look to find his way onto another roster that's looking to bolster their secondary.
Wright agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.
With Chris Conte (undisclosed) a question mark heading into Sunday's tilt with the Chargers, the Buccaneers decided to shore up their secondary by bringing on the veteran Wright. The safety spent the preseason with the Buccaneers, so he should be familiar with the defensive schemes and able to make an immediate impact.
Wright was released by the Bucs on Sunday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The veteran safety lost out on a roster spot to rookie Ryan Smith after having totaled 76 tackles over two seasons in Tampa. Wright was overpaid relative to where he figured in on the roster, with a $1.75 million salary on the books for 2016 before his release. A Lovie Smith import from the former Bucs head coach's days in Chicago, Wright is likely to find interest from the slew of teams looking for some veteran safety help.
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. Given that neither player really stands out, the Bucs might also look outside of the organization for a starting safety to pair with Bradley McDougald.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wright (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Wright is set to make just his fourth appearance of the season, but with Chris Conte filling in capably, Wright may have to settle for a part-time role. Bradley McDougald is the safe IDP option among Tampa Bay safeties, though Conte offers more upside if he can stave Wright off.
Wright (hamstring) turned in a full practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Wright seems to be ready for a Week 11 return, although the extent of his playing time against the Eagles would be difficult to ascertain. Chris Conte has played well in Wright's latest absence, and presently sits atop the Bucs' strong safety depth chart. Wright's status will be updated again after Thursday's practice session.
Wright (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
With Bradley McDougald past the concussion sustained last weekend, he'll take on strong safety yet again, while Wright dons street clothes on the sideline for the fourth contest in a row.
Wright (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
With Bradley McDouglad (concussion) also listed as questionable, there's some chance Wright could get a start. However, it seems likely both players will suit up, as they both logged full practices Friday.
Wright (hamstring) turned in a limited practice session Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports.
Wright is attempting to work his way back onto the field after yet another multi-game absence. Although the veteran remains listed atop the strong safety depth chart, his extended time on the sidelines this season has provided his former Bears teammate Chris Conte with the opportunity for ample snaps. Thursday's practice report will serve to shed further clarity on Wright's continued improvement or lack thereof.
Wright (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game.
Wright has been injured for much of the season, so this news doesn't come as much of a shock. Bradley McDougald will get the start at strong safety once again with Wright unavailable.
Wright (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday in Atlanta.
With Wright absent for the fourth time in seven games, Bradley McDougald will start again at strong safety, seeking to add to his 34 tackles (23 solo) and one interception.
Wright (hamstring) is listed as doubtful on the team's official injury report.
The 27-year-old safety hasn't been able to practice at all this week, so it's unlikely he will be able to play against the Falcons come Sunday. If Wright is officially ruled out, expect Bradley McDougald to get the start at safety in his place.
Wright (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of Sports Talk 1040 reports.
Wright has been silenced this season by injury and a lack of snaps, resulting in just four tackles (three solo) in three appearances. With another ailment in tow, his participation dropped from limited Wednesday to none Thursday. As the week draws to a close, expect his Week 8 availability to receive some clarification.
Wright (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports.
It's been that type of year for Wright, who missed three games earlier in the year with an abdominal injury as well. That particular absence provided the Bucs with a chance to see what Chris Conte was capable of, and eventually led to some musical chairs in the Bucs secondary that left Wright without his starting strong safety job. Wright's status for Week 8 will become a bit clearer with his level of participation in Thursday's session.
Buccaneers safety Major Wright (abdomen) returned after a three-game absence to log 34 snaps in Week 5 against the Jaguars, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Wright totaled two solo tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed in his first game action since the opener. Chris Conte also played 18 snaps in the defensive backfield but exited early with an ankle injury, affording Wright additional opportunity. Wright figures to see plenty of action as long as he's healthy, although it remains to be seen if any defensive backfield changes will be instituted during the team's bye week.
Wright (abdomen) is active Sunday against the Jaguars.
Wright was listed as probable and expected to play, so he'll be lined up at strong safety. He'll likely help out trying to defend Julius Thomas on occasion.