Project TE Wright Worked With First Team

August 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.

6 Responses to “Project TE Wright Worked With First Team”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Good news. If we can just find one more competent receiver either from WR or TE group this offense is elite (assuming Freeman is on his game).

  2. robert Says:

    6’4 220 and bulking up?

    das gonna be a big boy TE.

    I like it. tied of waiting on stocker…and send Myron with him!

  3. Macabee Says:

    This is going to be the most difficult year ever to decide the 53 man roster. I guess that’s what you want but would give me mixed emotions if I had to let a future star walk!

    Keep an eye on the safety group. Sean Baker is making this a difficult decision.

    May the best man win! Go Bucs!

  4. FlBoy84 Says:

    Seems like Lorig may have more of a swing role this year, as Schiano’s mentioned that Leonard and Hillis need to learn the fullback assignments and the team just brought in the FB Larsen from NE as well. Curious to see how the final 53 play out.

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    Nagging injuries and rehabbing vets aside, there is some upside in letting some new guys get a longer look.
    Hope this final roster is ready to go come week one.

  6. scubog Says:

    You’re right about that Macabee. Bucs let CB Al Harris go a few years ago. They thought they could get him back on the Practice Squad as I recall, but the Eagles snatched him.