Wright is the fifth tight end on Detroit's roster, joining Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew, Jordan Thompson and Casey Pierce. The Lions initially acquired Wright during the last week of training camp last season, trading Kyle Brindza to Tampa Bay for him.
Wright's acquisition meant the end of Joseph Fauria's time with the Lions and he spent the season as Detroit's third tight end. Wright played in nine games, catching nine passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He was targeted 15 times in those nine games.
Wright also has connections to the new front office with Detroit. Bob Quinn was with the Patriots when New England traded for him in 2014. In Wright's three seasons in the NFL, he has played in 41 games, making 89 catches for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns with Tampa Bay, New England and Detroit.
He was signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2013. While he was at Rutgers, he also delved further into his other passion -- cutting hair. He started cutting the hair of teammates and coaches, a practice he continued in the NFL. He's planning on opening a barbershop in New Jersey later this year.
Terms of Wright's contract were not immediately known.