Lions place TE Tim Wright on season-ending IR with torn ACL
The Detroit Lions have placed tight end Tim Wright on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL, according to NFL.com.
The Lions acquired Wright, 26, in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last off-season. In his first season with Detroit he played in nine games with one start and made nine catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
He played in all 16 games of the 2013 season with the Buccaneers after signing with Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent. The Buccaneers traded him to the Patriots the following season in exchange for guard Logan Mankins. After a full season in New England, the Patriots cut Wright last summer, allowing him to re-sign with the Buccaneers before again being traded away.
Bear Pascoe is listed on the Lions’ depth chart behind Wright and Eric Ebron.