When the New England Patriots released TE Tim Wright last week, we wondered if the Kansas City Chiefs would make a claim on him. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers owned the first overall spot on the waiver wire so when they put a claim in on Wright, they got him.
As it turns out, the Chiefs DID put a claim in on Wright.
Source: 10 total teams put a waiver claim in on TE Tim Wright. TB, NYJ, CHI, ATL, CLE, NO, MIA, KC, PIT, DET. Bucs had 1st priority.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 15, 2015
The Chiefs hold the 23rd overall spot on the waiver wire so they didn't get him. But this shows that the Chiefs have at least some interest in upgrading their tight end situation, which is murky at the moment with Demetrius Harris dealing with a foot injury that has kept him out. The two locks on the roster appear to be Travis Kelce and fifth round pick James O'Shaughnessy. Along with Harris, Richard Gordon and Ryan Taylor, the Chiefs are young at tight end and could use a veteran presence as the young guys get their feet.