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Overview: Tight ends

1/14/2014

TAMPA, Fla. -- Let’s continue our position-by-position overview with the tight ends.

Looking back: The 2013 season wasn’t kind to Tampa Bay tight ends. Luke Stocker, Nate Byham and Tom Crabtree all ended up on injured reserve. Rookie Tim Wright, a converted wide receiver, was a bright spot. Wright showed lots of potential as a receiver.

Looking ahead: Even with the injured guys back, this isn’t a position of strength for the Bucs. Wright’s the only tight end on the roster who looks like a pass-catcher and he’s not much of a blocker. It remains to be seen how the tight ends will be used in new coordinator Jeff Tedford's offense. But it's clear that the Bucs need to upgrade the overall talent level at this position.