Wright is expected to test free agency, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Long overshadowed in a star-studded Seattle defense, Wright survived the veteran purge last offseason but then missed 11 games due to knee issues in 2018. He did play in 63 of a possible 64 games over the previous four years, averaging 114 tackles, two forced fumbles and 1.8 sacks per season. Wright helped his cause when he proved his health during the playoffs with eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception in a loss to the Cowboys. Now scheduled for unrestricted free agency ahead of his age-30 season, the veteran linebacker may need to leave Seattle if he wants another multi-year contract with significant guarantees. The Seahawks have ample cap space for the first time in years, but they seem to be more focused on the other side of the ball while implementing a youth movement around Bobby Wagner on defense.
Wright made 31 tackles, four pass breakups and an 1 interception in six games this season. Wright is a strong run-stopper for the Seahawks, and he showed his veteran experience with a timely interception in the fourth quarter of the wild-card playoff game versus the Cowboys. This was the first season that Wright was unable to play 13 or more games, as he was sidelined 11 contests with a knee injury. Wright will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and the Seahawks will want to keep his veteran presence around at the right price in case Shaquem Griffin is unable to take the reins yet. That price could be steep, however, as he posted four straight 100-tackle seasons between 2014 and 2017.
Wright (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Wright has missed the last five games due to a lingering knee injury but should be ready to return to his starting role in the Seattle linebacking corps. The 29-year-old's presence will be a boon for Seattle's defense as the unit attempts to contain Patrick Mahomes in a primetime matchup.
Coach Pete Carroll indicated Wright (knee) isn't expected to be available for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Wright has sat out the last four games with the knee injury but was able to take part in the Seahawks' walkthrough Wednesday. The 29-year-old will likely have to look toward the Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs, though until he actually returns to practice there is little reason to be optimistic for his chances of playing. Austin Calitro should see an increased defensive role with Wright sidelined and Mychal Kendricks (lower leg) now out for the season.
Wright (knee) will begin running this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. It's a good sign for Wright moving forward, but there's still no word as to when the 28-year-old will return this season, if at all. Depending on how he holds up this week could help paint a clearer image as to where he stands down the road. Recently reinstated linebacker, Mychal Kendricks, stands a good chance to assume Wright's spot until he's back.
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