The Buccaneers used their gift that keeps on giving again on Monday as they traded Tim Wright for the 2nd time in two years. Wright was traded to the Detroit Lions in a move that will help the Bucs get down to 75 players on their roster.
Wright was traded to the New England Patriots at the end of the preseason in 2014 in a move for Logan Mankins. Following the 2014 season, Wright was released by the Patriots and then quickly scooped back up by the Buccaneers, who have the number one waiver position.
Wright joins a strong crop of tight ends in Detroit with former 1st round picks Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew. Wright is a pass receiving tight end who offers very little in terms of blocking.
It was always assumed that Wright would have a difficult job earning a roster spot with the Bucs. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Myers, and Luke Stocker all seem like roster locks, and the emergence of Cameron Brate made the opportunity to trade away Wright possible.
The Buccaneers have acquired kicker Kyle Brindza in return for Wright from the Lions.
Brindza is 3-3 on field goals during this preseason, but it was unlikely he'd beat out current kicker Matt Prater in Detroit. The move for another player also means the Bucs still have a few more cuts to make before Tuesday's 4:00 deadline.