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Bucs place running back Charles Sims on injured reserve

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed running back Charles Sims on injured reserve (designated to return) Wednesday to clear space for the return of safety Major Wright. Sims, the Bucs' third-round pick (69th overall) in May, sustained a right ankle injury in August and required surgery that was expected to keep him out 12-14 weeks at the time. By placing him on injured...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Re-Sign Major Wright

The Buccaneers have officially placed rookie running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve with the designation to return, clearing a roster spot to re-sign veteran safety Major Wright, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (via Twitter). Wright was among Tampa Bay’s final cuts when the team reduced its roster from 75 players to 53. As the Bears’ full-time starter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Re-Sign S Major Wright, Place RB Charles Sims On Short-Term IR

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported earlier this morning that the Buccaneers have re-signed S Major Wright to a contract. Rapoport added that the Bucs placed rookie RB Charles Sims on injured reserve with the designation to return in order to create a roster spot for Wright. Wright, 26, was among the Buccaneers final roster cuts this past weekend. Last year, he appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now. The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit. Wright was signed in April after spending three years with the Bears, three as a starter. His last year under Smith...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Demps, S Wright among Buccaneers final cuts

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps and veteran safety Major Wright are among the final cuts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Lovie Smith trimmed the roster to the 53-player limit Saturday, releasing Wright and defensive lineman Ronald Talley and waiving Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka and four other players. Demps made his NFL debut last year, appearing in two games after...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson to elevate defense

Projected Starters: SS – Mark Barron FS – Dashon Goldson Reserves: Major Wright, Kelcie McCray, Keith Tandy, Brad McDougald, No real shake up for the Buccaneers here. Safeties Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson are the starters for the revamped Tampa Bay squad. Tampa Bay fans should keep an eye on newly acquired safety Major Wright. Wright started 42 games over the last four years...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Power rankings; Mock draft; worst pick at CB; Biggest character; New unis

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week ranges from the latest power rankings to the Major Wright signing. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Offseason power rankings (READ) - NFL mock draft 1.0 (READ) - Proposed new unis (READ) - Bucs worst team pick at CB (READ) You may also be interested in:Power...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings; Life after Mike; Major addition; Where are they now?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week ranges from the latest power rankings to the Major Wright signing. Tampa Bay Buccaneers   - Offseason midpoint power rankings (READ) - Life after Mike Williams (READ) - Bucs add Major Wright (READ) - Where are the now (READ) You may also be interested...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers make big leap in offseason midpoint edition

Not all of the moves have been made, but most of them are in the books. Players have come and gone, as teams tinker with their rosters, looking to fill holes and upgrade in key positions. Some have tried to make a big splash, while others have been more conservative. Some have simply tried to retain their own players, while others have gone about overhauling a big chunk of their...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Life after Mike Williams…who will be the next man up in Tampa

From Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and Michael Irvin to Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, NFL wide receivers have developed a reputation as prima donnas. Often times their personas off the field over shadow their accomplishments on the field. In the case of Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had enough of his antics. A six round draft pick is all it took for Tampa Bay to...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs sign S Major Wright, WR Lavelle Hawkins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent safety Major Wright and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers add Major Wright and Lavelle Hawkins

Just a matter of days after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced their trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth round draft pick, a new pass-catcher and safety have joined the pewter and red. Former Tennessee Titans receiver Lavelle Hawkins inked a deal with Tampa Bay along with former Chicago Bears safety Major Wright. The  Hawkins addition is nice for depth purposes...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs sign S Major Wright, WR Lavelle Hawkins

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two more free agents more Monday -- safety Major Wright and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins. Wright, a four-year veteran, has 253 tackles, 18 passes defensed and nine interceptions in his time in the NFL, all with the Chicago Bears. The native of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., entered the league in the third round, 75th overall, out of Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs sign Major Wright

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Bears safety Major Wright to a one-year deal on Friday. Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014 Wright was drafted by Smith when they...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Major Wright Agrees To Deal With Bucs

Another former Bears has found his way to Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Safety Major Wright has agreed to a deal with the Bucs reports Ian Rapoport. Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014 Selected out of Florida in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Wright started 43 games over the past...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Major Wright Agrees To Deal With Bucs

Another former Bears has found his way to Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Safety Major Wright has agreed to a deal with the Bucs reports Ian Rapoport. Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014 Selected out of Florida in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Wright started 43 games over the past...
Via Thacover2
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers Reach Agreement With S Major Wright

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers have agreed to a one-year contract with former Bears S  Major Wright.  Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Buccaneers are expected to sign Wright to a contract. Wright, 25, was taken in third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Bears and has spent the first four years of his career in Chicago. Last year, he appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent S Major Wright Visiting Buccaneers

  Former Bears S Major Wright announced via his Twitter account that he’s headed to Tampa Bay for a visit with the Buccaneers. Blessed and grateful to finally get this journey started. It’s going to be great to see familiar old faces in Tampa. — Major Wright (@LilMade21) April 1, 2014 Ian Rapoport confirms that he is visiting with the Bucs and adds that Tampa Bay is expected...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Needs: Chicago Bears

1. Defensive Tackle: Melton supposed to be one of the key parts of Chicago's defense in 2013, but he went down early with a devastating knee injury. The Bears may say this as an opportunity to get him cheap, but they may also see it as a reason to let him go. One way or another, the DT position needs to be addressed, because their run defense was awful once Melton went down.2...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bears need a top safety in free agency

It’s tough to identify what was a bigger problem on defense last year for the Bears. The defensive line was bad but the safeties were right on par with them. This means the Bears must find themselves a top safety in free agency to help rebuild this defense. Strong safety Major Wright is a free agent and will not return with the team. Chris Conte is still under contract and will...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What is Chris Conte’s Future in Chicago?

Coming off of the worst defensive season in Chicago Bears’ history (I know that is all we have heard for some time) the safety position was said to be consistently lacking. Even though Major Wright and Chris Conte made some big plays overall the position struggled. In fact it struggled so much that Free Safety Chris Conte received death threats from Chicago Bears fans.  It was...
Via Sports Mockery
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stand Tall Major Wright: Why the Stats Say He Had a Banner Year

There was a lot of criticism for both of the Chicago Bears safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright.  Much of the nation blamed most of the defensive problems on the Chicago Bear’s secondary, but I think that they are mistaken. With a lot of the starting defensive players going out due to injury, the Chicago Bears were forced to start rookies and second string players. This also...
Via Sports Mockery
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Free Agency: Major Wright

Bears safety Major Wright had a rough season in 2013 but his career before that had followed an ascending path. We weigh the pros and cons of re-signing Wright, a player who still has potential.
Via chi.scout.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Free Agent Safeties

Top 5 Free Agent Safeties It is no secret that the Chicago Bears defense in the 3013-14 season was not up to Chicago standards. It is also no secret that one of the biggest areas on a struggling defense that needs some attention this off-season is the safety position. Chris Conte and Major Wright are either hurt all the time or just not playing up to the NFL standard. [Related: 3...
Via Sports Mockery
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears safety Wright (hamstring) out at Vikings

Chicago Bears strong safety Major Wright has been deactivated for the game at Minnesota because of a hamstring injury. Wright was hurt in practice Friday. His absence Sunday brought the total of missing Bears defensive starters to five. Craig Steltz was the starter in his place. Backup safety Anthony Walters was also inactive with a groin injury. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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