Revis, Harmon share insight on Tim Wright

August, 26, 2014
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Who is tight end Tim Wright?

That was one question resonating through the Patriots locker room after the surprising trade that sent offensive lineman Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Wright and a fourth-round draft choice.

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Two players, Darrelle Revis and Duron Harmon, shared their thoughts from their time as teammates of Wright.

"He's great," Revis said of Wright. "He started for us down in Tampa, when I was there last year. And we are getting a solid player who can catch and who can run routes."

Last season in his rookie campaign, Wright had 54 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns. Wright figures to work his way in as a "move" tight end.

"He was a wide receiver coming in, then they switched him to tight end," Revis said. "He has a lot of speed at the tight end position.

"He comes from Rutgers so he has that instilled in him -- of being a hard worker. And he makes plays. He is a playmaker. Him teaming up with our system and what we do on offense, I think he will fit in well."

With the addition of Wright, the Patriots now have five alums from Rutgers -- cornerback Logan Ryan, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and safeties Devin McCourty and Harmon.

Harmon and Wright were close during their time at Rutgers as they played together for all four years.

"He is a good player," Harmon said. "It shows last year when he got a little more comfortable in his position. He made some plays for Tampa Bay. So he is definitely a good player."

Wright also brings a skill to the locker room that Harmon appreciated in college -- cutting hair.

"Tim, he's good," Harmon said about Wright's talent as a barber. "He kept me fresh in college."

"Well, I guess he [Wright] will be cutting it [Harmon's hair] again," Revis said.

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