Major Wright Returns; Sims To Designated IR

September 3rd, 2014

majorwrightThe Bucs cut and made Major Wright available to the rest of the NFL, and it seems Lovie Smith is happy Wright didn’t find a new employer.

The veteran safety, and veteran of Lovie’s defenses in Chicago, is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer again.

Wright was re-signed today when the Bucs official played rookie running back Charles Sims in the fancy injured reserve/designated for return list. That means Sims doesn’t occupy a roster spot but can return to play in Week 9, if healthy. At that point, he’d be on the 53-man roster.

Wright had a bad back in preseason, but teams don’t have to detail injuries when it’s not the regular season.

Joe assumes Wright is healthy now, but official word will come when the Week 1 injury report is released later today.

8 Responses to “Major Wright Returns; Sims To Designated IR”

  1. Buc Neckid Says:

    Unless they plan on playing him this weekend,
    and playing him regularly,
    why didn’t they wait to sign him after the first week
    like they are for Incognito
    so his Veteran Salary is not guaranteed for the year
    Then they can cut him at anytime

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is a good move….we need quality experienced backup at S.

  3. Eric Says:

    Sims can come back for the playoff run.

  4. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Woah seriously thought we were going to re pick up Patton. Well I hope we have a good return guy hiding somewhere on the roster.

  5. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    I think at some point in time Mark Barron will be trades for a 2nd or first w/ something else for next years draft. Light is working, my opinion.

  6. robert9 Says:

    we needed this guy with all the CB injuries so far. glad to see him back!!!

    incognito- where art thou?

  7. stevek Says:


    Barron will not fetch us a 2nd round pick. Maybe a 4th or 5th?

    This is Barron’s year to step up and show his worthiness of being a top 10 draft pick. I don’t think he will play up to that standard, but I am hopeful.

    Dashon Goldson is grossly overpaid too.

    What we need is a Center Fielder/ Ball Hawk, not slow-thump you safties.

  8. KMAC1322 Says:

    @Robert – Wright is not going to help the CB’s, he’s a safety. And enough with the Incognito bs! its not going to happen and we dont need him, time to move on!

    I see our safeties playing better this year then ever before, 1. because of the scheme, it allows these Safeties to keep their eye on the QB and it allows them to play a safety up in the box which suites Barron really well. 2 – way better coaching for these safeties, Barron really hasnt had the best coaching in the past and it shows on field with the blown coverages. Goldson will be fine, there is a reason he got “overpaid”, Lovie will have these 2 playing at a high level!

    Glad to see Major Wright back, he adds great depth and will give our secondary some different options for different looks if need be