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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).
With the deadline approaching on Tuesday at 4 p.m. for the Lions to cut their roster to 75 players, they made more moves Tuesday morning, releasing wide receiver Anthony Peacock and linebacker Justin Cherocci.
Joique Bell and Haloti Ngata both made their long-awaited returns to the practice field on Monday.
With the deadline to slim its roster down to 75 coming on Tuesday, Detroit made several other moves including cuts and activations.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions have traded for the Bucs’ Tim Wright, a tight end that has caught 80 passes for 830 yards for and 11 touchdowns in his career.
“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.”
“I don’t have a problem saying this, but I think personally we have more talent than we had in the No. 1 defense last year in Detroit.”
“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.”
“The difference between good and great is just a split second at that position and I think he’s just seeing things a little faster and also knows when he can throw into some looks that last year maybe were a little cloudy that are much more clear to him.”