Ordinarily, when a guy goes undrafted, sits out of football for a year and gets signed to the summer roster at a position he didn't even play in college, you don't have to spend much time pondering his chances of making the team.
Of course, most of the time, those guys aren't trying to beat out someone as demonstrably useless as Matt Schobel.
As noted by pretty much everyone, in the area of "not needed but nice to have" roster upgrades, a guy who could replace Schobel and maybe even block a bit from the tight end position would be great.
Les Bowen gives Eugene Bright the weekend profile treatment:
Bright said he thinks that, as a former defensive end, he has a good understanding of the trench-war side of the position. With Brent Celek and Ingram ahead of him, Bright's roster chances might hinge on showing he can block and play special teams better than incumbent backup Matt Schobel.
"I outweigh most of the other tight ends we have by 20 pounds," he said. "Maybe I can be used in those short-yardage, blocking situations."
The part where you run pass routes and catch the ball is a little more difficult.
"It's coming along; the coaches have given some positive feedback," he said. "At the same time, every time I get done running a route, they're right there, telling me, 'Work on this a little better, this was good but you need to pull your arm through and get out of your break faster,' so I'm still learning, still being taught a lot of things."
He certainly has his work cut out for him, but it's worth noting that he played tight end in high school, so it's not a completely foreign position for him. And just by looking at him going up against Cornelius Ingram in a drill, you can tell he's got a bit more sand in his pants than the other guys.