PLAYER
Tim Wright
TE #82
Height:
6-4
Weight:
245
Age:
27
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 89 907 10.2 36 13 2 0 -- 2 0 0 0
2015 DET 9 1 9 77 8.6 26 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 16 2 26 259 10 30 6 1 -2 -2 -2 0 -- --
2013 TB 16 8 54 571 10.6 36 5 1 2 2 2 0 -- --

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Biography

Fifth-year tight end who initially joined the Lions in 2015 following previous stints with the New England Patriots (2014) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013). Re-signed by the Lions in 2017 as a free agent.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on August 9, 2017.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on May 31, 2016.
  • Released by the Lions on May 26, 2016.
  • Re-signed by the Lions as a free agent on March 21, 2016.
  • Traded to the Detroit Lions on August 31, 2015.
  • Claimed by the Buccaneers off waivers on June 12, 2015.
  • Released by the Patriots on June 11, 2015.
  • Traded to the New England Patriots on August 26, 2014.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 29, 2013.

PRO

Fifth-year tight end who initially joined the Lions in 2015 following previous stints with the New England Patriots (2014) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013). Re-signed by the Lions in 2017 as a free agent.

2016: Spent the entirety of the season on the Reserve/Injured list.

2015: Appeared in nine games (one start) as a member of the Lions’ 2015 tight end rotation, finishing with nine receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Inactive in Week 1 at San Diego (9/13).
  • Saw action at tight end at Minnesota (9/20) in Week 2.
  • Contributed on offense and special teams in Week 3 vs. Denver (9/27).
  • Saw action at tight end at Seattle (10/5) in Week 4. Tallied his first reception as a Lion for 26 yards when QB Matthew Stafford found him mid-field during a 90-yard fourth quarter rally.
  • Notched three receptions for 12 yards in Week 5 vs. Arizona (10/11).
  • In Week 6 vs. Chicago (10/18) totaled three receptions for 17 yards with a long of nine and one touchdown. Connected on a seven-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford in the second quarter to put the Lions up 14-10. 
  • Contributed at tight end in Week 7 vs. Minnesota (10/25). Had one reception for 13 yards.
  • Saw action at TE in Week 8 at Kansas City (11/1) in Wembley Stadium.
  • Inactive in Week 10 at Green Bay (11/15).
  • Inactive in Week 11 vs. Oakland (11/22).
  • Inactive in Week 12 vs. Philadelphia (11/26).
  • Inactive in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (12/3).
  • Inactive in Week 14 at St. Louis (12/13).
  • Inactive in Week 15 at New Orleans (12/21).
  • In Week 16 vs. San Francisco (12/27), contributed on offense and special teams.
  • In Week 17 at Chicago (1/3), hauled in his second touchdown on the season when QB Matthew Stafford threw him a bullet for a nine-yard touchdown grab.

2014: Played in all 16 regular season games, starting two for the Super Bowl XLIX Champion New England Patriots. Totaled 26 catches for 259 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

  • Caught five passes for a season-high 85 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati on 10/5.
  • Grabbed his second touchdown of the season at Buffalo on 10/12.
  • Caught a season-high seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown against Chicago on 10/26.
  • Recorded his fourth touchdown reception of the year at Indianapolis on 11/16.
  • Posted his first career multi-touchdown game against Detroit on 11/23, catching five passes for 36 yards and two scores

2013: Saw action in all 16 games for the Buccaneers, starting in eight. Hauled in 54 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns.

  • Made his NFL debut against the New York Jets on 9/8/13.
  • Caught his first career pass at New England on 9/22.
  • Collected a career-high 91 receiving yards in his first career start against Philadelphia on 10/13.
  • Notched his first career touchdown reception against Carolina on 10/24.
  • Caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco on 12/15.

COLLEGE

Played in 25 games with five starts at Rutgers as a wide receiver, catching 50 passes for 596 yards and four touchdowns in his career.

2012: Recorded 39 catches for 449 yards and two touchdowns as a senior for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Hauled in eight passes for 125 yards at South Florida on 9/13.

2011: Caught 11 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.

PERSONAL

Attended Wall High School in Wall Township, N.J. He and his wife, Jodi-Ann, have one son, Major, who was born in Wall Township, N.J.

  • Named First-Team All-Shore by the Star-Ledger and Second-Team All-Shore by the Asbury Park Press as a senior.

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