Project TE Wright Worked With First TeamAugust 5th, 2013
When there’s an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers working with the first-team Bucs offense, that’s always worth noting under the New Schiano Order.
TE Tim Wright lined up as a fourth receiver in a four-receiver set during the Bucs’ first-team vs. first team, 2-minute drill to close practice today at One Buc Palace. The Bucs are converting Wright from wide receiver (39 catches, 449 yards at Rutgers last season) to tight end. He’s 6-4, 220 pounds and trying to bulk up.
Schiano said after practice today that Wright’s nod with the first team is meaningful but more about injuries to Luke Stocker and Erik Lorig(?).
“I’ve been reppin’ with the first team a few times. You know, I bring that receiver aspect to the tight end position,” Wright told Joe. “Today I got a little feel for how the 2-minute should be operating.”
Schiano said Wright has been “doing some good things” but “has a long way to go.”
“He’s got to play in games,” Schiano said. “We’ve got to see him do that.”
Joe agrees. Joe, too, has a load of guys he’s like to see play in preseason games. Practice performance is nice, but game performance is far more important to determining the roster.