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50 K.J. Wright OLB

Seattle Seahawks

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January 11, 2021 12:12 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Sees dip in tackling numbers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright recorded 86 tackles, two sacks, 10 pass breakups and an interception over 16 games during the 2020 season.

In the final year of his contract, Wright endured a severe dip in his tackling numbers after posting a career-high 132 stops in 2019. However, he reached double-digit pass breakups for a second straight season, and he notched a sack for the first time since 2016. After 10 years in Seattle, it's unclear if Wright will be back in 2021. The arrival of 2020 first-round pick Jordyn Brooks works against Wright, but the Seahawks would need to bring in another linebacker via free agency or the draft if they let Wright walk.

November 18, 2020 10:44 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Good to go for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

Wright played through this injury last week and saw the field on 97 percent of defensive snaps. He recorded seven tackles in the first meeting against the NFC West rival Cardinals in Week 7 and will look to top that mark in the rematch.

November 16, 2020 05:04 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Limited to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (ankle) was a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Wright was able to battle through an ankle sprain in this past Sunday's loss to the Rams, as he played 97 percent of the snaps on defense and logged six tackles (five solo). He avoided a setback, too, and he'll take it easy in practice this week but should be fine for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

November 16, 2020 01:56 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Able to rebound for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Rams.

The one-time Pro Bowl linebacker seemed to have a bleak outlook for this NFC West showdown late in the practice week, sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday because of his recent ankle injury. Coach Pete Carroll remained optimistic, however, indicating the veteran still had a chance to go against Los Angeles despite a curtailed practice workload. Wright, in fact, has powered through the issue, and he will make his ninth start of the season against a Rams team that ranks No. 6 in the NFL in total offense.

November 13, 2020 05:40 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Wright sat out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but coach Pete Carroll believes there's a "really good chance" the veteran linebacker suits up Sunday, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. That's an encouraging sign, but he'll likely be monitored over the weekend because the Seahawks likely won't take any risks with a Thursday night game against Arizona around the corner. If Wright's health takes a turn and he's forced to sit out, Cody Barton would be next up at strong-side linebacker.

November 11, 2020 08:32 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Listed as non-participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Despite coach Pete Carroll saying earlier in the week that Wright "bounced back well" from an ankle sprain he suffered against the Bills, the veteran linebacker was listed as DNP on Wednesday's report. He's trending in the wrong direction to start the week, but a return to the practice field by Friday would be a step in the right direction. Cody Barton is on standby and will start at strong-side linebacker if Wright is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Rams.

November 9, 2020 06:16 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Injury downplayed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Wright (ankle) bounced back well during Monday's practice after suffering an ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Bills, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

This is encouraging news for Wright's chances to play this week against the Rams. Wright has been excellent for the Seahawks this season, producing 42 tackles, a sack, six pass breakups and an interception through eight games. We'll have a better idea of Wright's status when the team releases its first injury report of the week Wednesday. Cody Barton is expected to start at strong-side linebacker if Wright misses any time.

November 8, 2020 05:32 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Suffers sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright exited Sunday's loss to the Bills with a sprained ankle, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Wright finished the game with two tackles and a sack, and he left in the second half. Coach Pete Carroll didn't have an update on the severity of Wright's injury, so we may need to wait until practices start Wednesday to get clarity on his condition. If Wright's forced to miss any time, Cody Barton likely would take over as the starting strong-side linebacker.

October 13, 2020 06:40 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Records INT in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright recorded three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 27-26 win over the Vikings.

Wright excelled in coverage yet again, reeling in his first interception of the season and setting up the Seahawks to score on the next play. The veteran linebacker also iced the game by recovering a Kirk Cousins fumble at the end of the fourth quarter. The tackle count has been a bit flaky this year with three games of four or fewer stops and two games of eight or more, but he's finding other ways to pad his stats.

October 9, 2020 02:44 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Back to work Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (illness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Wright missed practice Wednesday with a non-COVID-19 related illness, and as evidenced by this news, he's shaken the ailment off. With Dalvin Cook and the Vikings coming to town Sunday, Wright will be leaned upon heavily now that he's healthy.

October 7, 2020 08:08 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Unable to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

There's no indication that this is related to COVID-19, but it's worth monitoring nonetheless. Wright was fantastic in Week 4 against the Dolphins, stopping screen passes behind the line of scrimmage and breaking up three passes. With Dalvin Cook and the Vikings coming to town Sunday, Wright will be critical in shutting down check-down passes and a commanding run offense.

October 5, 2020 02:08 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Outstanding in Week 4 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright recorded eight tackles, three pass breakups and a forced fumble in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Dolphins.

Wright put together his best game of the season, consistently sniffing out screen passes and nearly intercepting a pass in the first half. The 31-year-old linebacker has stepped up admirably with a good chunk of the secondary, including Jamal Adams (groin), out of the lineup, and with 17 tackles over the last two contests, he's a solid IDP play as well.

September 28, 2020 06:52 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Hits double-digit tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright made 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.

After handling limited workloads over the first two games of the season, Wright played every snap against the Cowboys and predictably made a major impact. With Bruce Irvin (torn ACL) out for the season and Jordyn Brooks (knee) expected to miss time, Wright has virtually no competition for reps at outside linebacker moving forward. Coming off a career-high 132 stops in 2019, Wright is a solid IDP play in Week 4 against the Dolphins

August 12, 2020 11:36 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Gains medical clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) passed his physical and participated during Wednesday's practice, John Clayton of ESPN reports.

Wright had offseason surgery on his shoulder, but he looks like he's on track to be ready to go for the Seahawks' Week 1 game against the Falcons. The veteran linebacker is once again expected to handle a significant, every-down role on defense after playing 93 percent of the snaps in 2019 and logging 132 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three interceptions -- all career-high totals. Even though the 31-year-old appears fully healthy, expect the team to monitor Wright's workload carefully in practices until the regular season begins.

June 4, 2020 05:24 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: On track for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) said Thursday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason surgery and expects to be fully healthy for Week 1, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Wright handled 93 percent of snaps on defense for the Seahawks last season while starting a full 16-game slate. If he's indeed able to make a full recovery in time to kick off the 2020 campaign, he'll once again serve as a pillar of the team's linebacker corps. Coming off a career-high year in terms of tackles (132 total) and defended passes (11), Wright should once again be a valuable IDP asset entering his age-31 season.

May 1, 2020 08:24 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Recovering from shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright is recovering from recent surgery on his shoulder, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

The procedure isn't considered serious and probably didn't play any role in the Seahawks using a first-round pick on Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks. However, the new addition does cast doubt on Wright's future with the team as he enters his age-31 season in the final year of a two-year, $14 million contract. Wright played 93 percent of the team's defensive snaps as a 16-game starter last year, finishing with career highs for tackles (132), pass defenses (11) and interceptions (three). In terms of the immediate future, Brooks could step in as a replacement for free agent Mychal Kendricks, who logged 649 snaps last season in a Seattle defense that often stuck with its 4-3 base personnel against three-wide packages.

May 1, 2020 08:16 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager John Schneider said Thursday that Wright underwent surgery this offseason and is focusing on rehab, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

The nature of Wright's procedure remains undisclosed, though Schneider did say that it wasn't a serious surgery, per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. Wright is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he notched a career-best 132 tackles, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions. Barring any setbacks in his recovery, he stands to once again play a starting role in Seattle's linebacker corps for the 2020 season.

January 13, 2020 04:28 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Reaches career highs in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright, who made 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks over two playoff games, finished with 132 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three interceptions over 16 regular-season contests in 2019.

This was essentially a contract year for Wright, as he carries a $10 million cap hit in 2020 but only $2.5 million if he's cut before the new league year begins in March. The 30-year-old answered the bell with career highs in tackles, pass breakups and interceptions.

December 23, 2019 07:44 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Stacks up 13 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright made 13 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.

The 30-year-old linebacker continues to have a career year, as he's tied his career highs in tackles (126) and pass breakups (10) through 15 games. It's important that Wright performs well this year, too, as his cap hit goes up to $8.5 million next season but carries a $2.5 million dead cap hit if he's cut before the new league year starts in March.

December 16, 2019 11:32 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Snags two picks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright recorded four tackles (two solo), two pass breakups and two interceptions in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Wright dislocated his finger in last week's game, but the veteran linebacker looked unbothered, setting new career highs for pass breakups (10) and interceptions (three) this year. The 30-year-old seemingly played more in coverage since Mychael Kendricks (hamstring) was out, but if Kendricks returns to the lineup, Wright could be back in a high-tackling role Week 16 against the Cardinals.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ ATLW 38-2512300000
Sun 09/20vs NEW 35-3022400000
Sun 09/27vs DALW 38-3172900000
Sun 10/04@ MIAW 31-2362800310
Sun 10/11vs MINW 27-2621301200
Sun 10/25@ ARIL 34-3770700000
Sun 11/01vs SFW 37-2733600100
Sun 11/08@ BUFL 34-4411210000
Sun 11/15@ LARL 16-2351600000
Thu 11/19vs ARIW 28-2142600000
Mon 11/30@ PHIW 23-1741510100
Sun 12/06vs NYGL 12-1712300100
Sun 12/13vs NYJW 40-333600000
Sun 12/20@ WASW 20-1580800000
Sun 12/27vs LARW 20-934700200
Sun 01/03@ SFW 26-2330300000
Sat 01/09vs LARL 20-3023500000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021SEA00000000000
2020SEA16168660262177010
2019SEA16161326765031011011
2018SEA5523158000003
2017SEA15151087236011106
2016SEA16161267254400005
2015SEA16161167145100003
2014SEA16161077334200004
2013SEA13138046341.500004
2012SEA151599693011242405
2011SEA1613655015200002
Total144140941 593.0348 13.564224054
 
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Height/Weight:
6-4/246
Birthdate:
07/23/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
School:
Mississippi State
NFL Experience:
11
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