The Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Patriots just before the start of the 2014 season, claimed him off of waivers from the Patriots last June and then traded him to the Lions for kicker Kyle Brindza in August.
Now they have another chance to bring him back to the roster. Wright was waived with an injury designation by the Lions on Thursday.
Wright re-signed with the Lions earlier this offseason after deciding not to tender him as a restricted free agent. He had nine catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns in nine appearances, which marked a drop from the 80 catches for 907 yards and 11 touchdowns that he had while playing every game for the Bucs and Patriots in his first two seasons.
That earlier production could lead a team to give Wright a look heading into the season. If not, he’ll revert to Detroit’s injured reserve or reach an injury settlement with the team that makes him a free agent.