He’s Ba’ack!

June 12th, 2015
The Bucs brought back former TE Tim Wright this afternoon.

The Bucs brought back former TE Tim Wright this afternoon.

In a shocking development, the Bucs signed former tight end Tim Wright this afternoon.

Just yesterday, Wright was cut by Bill Belicheat. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports has the news.

While Bucs coach Lovie Smith may not like Wright because he isn’t much of a blocker, Joe knows Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht likes him and maybe, just maybe, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has plans to use him in some unique ways.

Welcome back, Tim. Bring that Super Bowl ring and show it off.

60 Responses to “He’s Ba’ack!”

  1. BucFanForever Says:

    WhenI’m saw he was released,I had a hunch. Glad to see that this season is shaping up to fix all of last years mistakes. Now the Ravens need to waive Zuttah and the Taiders Penn.

  2. BucFanForever Says:

    Never mind.There is the whole four year thing that Joe taught us about yesterday.

  3. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Yes! I didn’t think Lovie had it in him! Love this move.

  4. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Same guy here, called it when I saw he was released. Hopefully he can get used to catching balls with AIR in them. #tomShady

  5. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Very glad to see a guy who was productive for the Bucs come back. Glad he got his SB ring too…remind some of these guys what the hard work is all for. Bonus…yet another Rutgers alum on the team to harass the anti-Schiano crowd with 🙂

  6. SuperSam Says:

    Were killing the waiver wire!

  7. WS99 Says:

    Obvious Lovie is not in charge this year.

  8. ChanEpic Says:

    Am I the only one confused by this move? We drafted ASJ, we have another TE on the roster who we just re-signed… Was this move THAT necessary? He was good here, in a different system and he didn’t do much in NE, what gives?

  9. WS99 Says:

    Yes chan I think you are.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    SuperSam Says:
    June 12th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Were killing the waiver wire!

    Yes Sir all great teams and dynasty’s are built using other teams garbage. Packers, Cowboys, Steelers, 49ERS all the dynastys were built using these strategies.

    Claiming other teams garbage is the best and most reliable way to build a championship team. Go Lovie Go Licht.

  11. ChanEpic Says:

    OK fair enough but who is the starter? I guess this becomes a camp battle then? I don’t mind being confused but WS99, with your superior football intellect what’s the plan with 4 TEs on the team? 2 TE sets? Is that a known wrinkle in a Koetter offense?

  12. Dan Says:

    Wright is the better tight end. ASJ has done nothing for us. Draft position doesn’t win games. Good move BUCS. Hope ASJ develops time will tell

  13. WS99 Says:

    Goalline package:

    Evans, Vjax, ASJ, Tim “if loving you is wrong I don’t wanna be” Wright, J. Lane and the Hawaiian Punch Joey Iosefa

    4- 6’5″ receivers and 2 bowling balls.


  14. Strider #FamousJameis Says:

    I loved tim wright so happy we got him back plus mankins we def won that trade from last year!!! Good job L&L !! Go Bucs

  15. ChanEpic Says:

    Ws99 – That is a DAMN fine Goal line package indeed.

  16. WS99 Says:


    I’m glad you recognize my superior football knowledge. Thank you.

  17. ChanEpic Says:

    WS99 – No worries mate… Don’t get cocky – Han Solo

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    you are not alone. Unless IR Stocker or ASJ go down I don’t see wright making the team. He can’t block and is a nice player but he is not a game changer. I like the WR that are competing now and don’t feel he can bring anything to the table those guys cant so unless injuries I doubt he makes the roster. It’s not like this guy has been consistently good he has had 6 or 7 good games not a huge body of work to lable him the next coming .

  19. Espo Says:

    Yes WS99 with 6 eligible receivers, 5 linemen, and a qb we will be unstoppable!

  20. ChanEpic Says:

    ESPo – lol…

  21. tmaxcon Says:

    Strider #FamousJameis Says:
    June 12th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I loved tim wright so happy we got him back plus mankins we def won that trade from last year!!! Good job L&L !! Go Bucs

    How can you say that man. Mankins was one of the WORST guards in the league the LAST TWO years not just last year but the year before that as well. What makes you think he is magically going to recapture his form from 5 years ago and find two new working knees before the season. i mean is K-Mart doing a Blue Light Special on Kneees. just curious I don’t hate mankins but those are the realities he is old washed up and has no knees and we are banking on him.

  22. Espo Says:

    Camp competition. Hope he can play special teams for his sake.

  23. Ray Rice Says:

    His locker will be next to Logan Mankins #SBCHAMP

  24. WS99 Says:


    Wright is just using what he learned in NE. Rules are for losers. Plus Lovie has a 12 set he ran it twice last year. BAH ha ha ha

  25. Todd Says:

    Another weapon for Winston!

  26. Danati74 Says:

    Tim Wright brings with him like 80 catches and 11 TDs. I’ll take it.

  27. Ray Rice Says:


    Dam man! ESPO doesn’t recognize your superior football knowledge. LMFAO

  28. WS99 Says:


    Rookies! Whatchagonnado!?!?

  29. Couch Fan Says:

    Nice. never should of traded him.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Welcome back.

  31. BucFan20 Says:

    This is a Koetter move. Koetter saw what Glennon did so he knows he can get that and more with Winston. If this line is bad no matter who the QB he knows he has seen Glennon unload to Wright fast when needed. If Winston goes down, there is a known connection already for Glennon. I don’t think he trust ASJ to stay out of the tub if they grab him this fast

  32. Lou. Says:

    I see this as a Koetter move. And cutting Wright last year had much more to do with Tedford than with Lovie.

    Think about it. Stocker, ASJ and Myers all can line up tight. But only ASJ naturally flexes to the hash. Wright doesn’t work in line but is fine at flex. Not an All-Star, but a useful player.

    Also, I think the blocking TE will double to cover the FB role.

    Not necessarily a keeper, but this episode does show there’s a new sheriff in town.

  33. rayjay1122 Says:

    I liked Tim Wright and think he is a good pass catching weapon albeit not the best blocker. I do not care much for Luke Stocker though as he has really never done much to impress me and is often injured. I would take Wright over Stocker any day especially since we have ASJ who can block and catch and who has a higher ceiling than any of the other TE’s on the roster.

  34. Lou. Says:


    What you said.

    And picking up 6 TDs a year is fine for any backup.

  35. LakelandBuc Says:

    I don’t see a future here for Luke Stocker,unless the Bucs go with 4 TE’S. Timmy Wright has 80 receptions 11 TD’S in the 2 seasons that he’s been in the league, Stocker numbers are not even close, but the coaches always brag about his blocking ability. In that case make him a fullback,we need TE’S who can give us production in the passing game.

  36. Dick2111 Says:

    Personally I always viewed Tim Wright as more of a WR/TE combination player than as a pure TE … some qualities of both but not a standout at either position.

    Perhaps Dirk Koetter sees a potential place in his offense for a combo player like Wright?

  37. pick6 Says:

    zero downside and a no-brainer. bucs ought to be claiming every player with even a smidgeon of potential. these waiver claims are taking the place of players #85-90 we would have brought to training camp so the competition improves and you have no obligation for these players to be on your final 53 unless they earn it

  38. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I smell some 2 tight end sets ……

  39. OneBuc55 Says:

    ASJ, T. Wright, and Myers should make the roster; everyone else is on the bubble…

  40. Wes Says:

    They don’t need him. What a joke TE depth is fine we need OL, DE

  41. Señor Mofo Says:

    It makes sense to add a receiving TE in Koetter’s scheme. I know we have a connection to Wright, but Jermaine Gresham is also floating around out there.

  42. Miguel grande Says:

    Wright, when Aaron Hernandez was available????

  43. Dave Pear Says:

    Tim Wright is a good football player.
    You cannot have too many good football players on your team.
    It’s as simple as that.

  44. mac Says:

    I don’t find this shocking at all… As I said in another post – ASJ, Stocker and Myers are not going to scare any defenses…All Tim Wright does is catch touch downs… He is great in the red zone and Winston could use another 6’5″ target with soft hands…

    Who will they release?

  45. WS99 Says:


  46. Señor Mofo Says:

    If he stays healthy, ASJ will have a monster year in Koetter’s offense. Every other TE is a decoy or a blocker. So, if we just want to throw another big-bodied pass-catching TE on the field, why not sign Gresham?

    Gresham is an even bigger target than Wright, is only a year older but has three more years’ NFL experience, and has averaged 56 catches per year to Wright’s 40.

    If I have to choose between two big-target, non-blocking, inconsistent, pass-catching TEs, I choose Gresham.

  47. BucFan20 Says:


  48. Brandon Says:

    You can’t SIGN a guy that you claim on waivers. You take over the contract the player previously played under, which is the same one Wright came into the league with as an undrafted rookie.


    @tmaxcon, Dude just get it over with, get yourself a lifetime supply of Midol and change your screen name to tmaxipad !!!!!!!! I didn’t realize “That time of the month” lasted forever. GO BUCS !!!!!!!

  50. MadMax Says:


    Way to go Light!!!!

  51. MadMax Says:

    lol, meant Licht,,,,,deep into some crown right now 😀

  52. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Ahhahaha @ BUCSLEGENDS agreed we shall all call him tmaxipad

  53. Pickgrin Says:

    Welcome back Tim Wright. He made some nice catches and put up good #s his rookie year. Would have been foolish not to bring him in for another look see if NE is just going to discard him.

    I think Mankins is going to make you eat those negative projections Tmax. Lovie probably will too now that he’s paired up with a GM that seems to be doing pretty well finding talent – and of course a REAL QB which Lovie has never had before. (nor the Bucs – LOL).

    But then again – it IS only June – and our team looks GREAT every June…

    I believe Winston and Koetter are going to be major positive difference makers for our offense this year. As long as the line improves some – The Bucs are going to win some games this year IMO.

  54. WINdycitybuc Says:

    He is insurance for ASJ. Timmy is a receiving red zone threat who was brought here to push ASJ…no more…no less. That being said…the more talent the better.

  55. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dan Says
    Wright is the better tight end. ASJ has done nothing for us.

    I strongly disagree that Wright is better. I suppose absence made the heart grow stronger, because Wright really wasn’t very good while here.

    Also, writing off ASJ is the dumbest thing anyone could do. WITH an OC in OTAs last year, he looked great. That OC disappeared for the season and he didn’t light things up.

    Not really fair to judge him harshly yet. It was one year. Now we have a good OC. Let’s see how he improves.

  56. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Know what you get off waiver wires? POTENTIAL depth. Nothing more. He may not even make the final roster.

  57. cmurda Says:

    Depth move. Probably not bad to have depth behind a guy that hasn’t been able to stay on the field.

  58. VegaBuc Says:

    He will make the team. Heck he may have a better year than ASJ. Koeter knows how to use a pass catching tight end. Great pick up bucs

  59. BucFan40 Says:

    Stocker blows. Meyers might be even worse. ASJ is an unproven second year player. Wright is our best tight end by a mile right now and it will be up to the rest to prove their worth.

    Maybe this is the year we cleanse ourselves of Puke Stocker.

  60. dbink Says:

    he had a productive season in NE. 6 TD’s. he was solid his first year here. Good pick up for the BUCS.