The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring back tight end Tim Wright after he was recently cut by the New England Patriots.
Wright played for the Bucs in 2013 but was traded to the Patriots in 2014. In his first stint with the Bucs, Wright played in all 16 regular season games and recorded 571 receiving yards on 54 catches, with five touchdowns. With the Patriots, he accumulated 259 receiving yards on 26 receptions, with six touchdowns.
Wright was part of the Patriots' Super Bowl title squad last season but was not targeted as a receiver in any of the team's playoff games leading up to the title.
The Patriots acquired six-year veteran tight end Scott Chandler, previously of the Buffalo Bills, last March and it was expected that Wright would lose out in the battle for a roster spot.
“Scott's been a tremendous veteran addition to our team. He has a great work ethic, he's come in here and done everything he could to catch up. He has a good rapport with the quarterbacks and the other tight ends and he's very coachable, very intelligent and in great condition,” Patriots’ offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels told ESPN. “He's everything you could ask somebody to come here and be at this point in the year.”