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Browns Had Placed a Waiver Claim on TE Tim Wright Before He Went Back to the Bucs

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Last week, the New England Patriots, as they so often do, made a peculiar roster move by cutting TE Tim Wright, who they had acquired via a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. Wright then ended up being claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers, wielding their power of being the team with the league's highest waiver priority.

As Field Yates of ESPN explains, Wright was a hot commodity after being cut, with ten teams placing a waiver claim on him, including the Cleveland Browns:

The Browns came fifth in the list of teams that tried to claim Wright, so they were still pretty far away from getting him. Just like the team upgraded the punter position recently, if the right opportunity arises still to improve at tight end, Browns GM Ray Farmer won't hesitate to make a move.