But for now, Wright is seen as the kind of tight end that can be an option in the offense, especially after tight ends have struggled in Detroit in recent years. Tight ends accounted for two touchdowns last season (Fauria had one and Eric Ebron the other).
“He doesn’t get too much into the media and wanting to be the big guy. He just wants the opportunity to come out here and play. That’s what I like about him.”
“This time of year particularly, when you get as many guys banged up as we’ve got banged up of late in the last week and a half or so those things enter in, so it changes it up a little bit.”
“I’ll tell you also, I know Cris Carter. And Cris Carter is a really strong, stand-up guy that has a lot of passion and emotion for this game.”
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“Some things are a little more important than what’s going on at work.”
“The best guy on the team is Aaron Rodgers and he’s still playing, so call me when Aaron Rodgers goes down.”
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell had a big smile after practice Sunday.
“You could see that Darius had a lot of talent and ability, and he’s just been maturing and functioning better all the time,” Caldwell said.
Jim Caldwell couldn’t stop smiling Sunday afternoon.
“The guys have come back in better shape,” coach Jim Caldwell said earlier this offseason.