The Miami Dolphins were one of ten teams to put in a waiver claim for tight end Tim Wright, who was recently released by the New England Patriots. Wright had been traded to them from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers days before the 2014 season kicked off in exchange for offensive guard Logan Mankins.
The waiver system in the offseason is based on last year's record so the Buccaneers were awarded him off waivers after they put in a claim. Besides the Bucs and the Dolphins, the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Browns, Saints, Chiefs, Steelers and Lions also tried to get the versatile tight end. That means Miami was seventh in line and had no chance to get him.
Wright is entering his third year in the NFL and has caught 80 passes for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns. While it has been nothing spectacular, hi 6 foot, 4 inch frame makes him an appealing option in various parts of the field, especially in the red zone. The Dolphins' horizontal passing attack could use someone like him in key situations in addition to insurance in case Jordan Cameron or Dion Sims gets hurt.
Besides Cameron and Sims, Miami also has Arthur Lynch as the third tight end but he is considered more of a blocker than a pure receiver who can make things happen in the field. However, we don't know that for sure as he spent all of 2014 on injured reserve due to a nagging back injury.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs