Buccaneers Waive S Major Wright, Re-Sign DL John Hughes


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they’ve re-signed DL John Hughes and waived S Major Wright.

Wright, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Bears back in 2010. He played four years in Chicago before signing on with the Buccaneers in 2014.

Wright was in the final year of his two-year, $3 million contract that included $1.25 million guaranteed and set to  make a base salary of $1.5 million in 2016 when he was released during the final week of the preseason.

Tampa Bay just recently brought him back to add some depth at safety.

In 2016, Wright has appeared in two games but hasn’t recorded a statistic.

Hughes, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2012. He was in the second year of his five-year, $15.6 million contract and set to make a bases salary of $2.4 million for the 2016 season when the Browns cut him loose last week in a move that freed up $2.2 million in available cap space.

The Patriots signed Hughes to a contract last week before cutting him earlier in the season. Hughes later caught on with the Buccaneers but was waived last week.

This season, Hughes has appeared in five games and recorded six tackles and no sacks.

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