The Detroit Lions have chosen to waive TE Tim Wright with an injury designation according to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Lions waived TE Tim Wright with an injury designation, per the NFL transaction wire.
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) May 26, 2016
Since signing with Tampa Bay in 2013 as an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers, Wright has gone through a position change – from college wide receiver to pro tight end — been put on waivers and claimed, traded twice and won a Super Bowl ring.
In training camp or the regular season, he has played for four head coaches (Greg Schiano and Lovie Smith of the Bucs, Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Jim Caldwell of the Lions). He’s also worked under five offensive coordinators (Mike Sullivan and Dirk Koetter of the Bucs, Josh McDaniels of the Patriots, and Joe Lombardi and Jim Bob Cooter of the Lions in 2015). – Detroitlions.com
Detroit will likely bring in a tight end or two, but waiving Tim Wright could mean good things for Matthew Mulligan and/or Cole Wick.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) May 26, 2016
Wright was part of the Logan Mankins trade in 2014 between the Patriots and the Bucs.
Wright won a Super Bowl ring as part of a Patriots team that beat Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX, following the Super Bowl win, the Patriots chose to waive Wright and he returned to the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers managed to trade Wright for a second time in August of last year to the Lions in return for K Kyle Brindza.
Detroit elected to re-sign Wright to a one-year, $675,000 contract back in March.
In 2015, Wright appeared in nine games for the Lions and caught nine passes for 77 yards receiving and two touchdowns.