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50 K.J. Wright OLB

Seattle Seahawks

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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.

December 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (finger) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Despite dislocating his finger in Week 14's loss to the Rams, Wright won't miss a beat. It's possible the veteran linebacker wears extra protection on his finger going forward, but there's no indication he'll fall out of his typical every-down role. Wright continues to be a valuable IDP asset, as he's second on the team with 109 tackles while already reaching a new career high of eight pass breakups.

December 9, 2019 01:28 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Nursing dislocated finger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Wright "should be fine" after dislocating a finger during Week 14's loss to the Rams, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Wright doesn't appear to be in danger of missing any time due to his finger injury. He toughed through the issue during Sunday's divisional loss, during which he played 65 snaps on defense (93 percent) and notched five tackles (four solo). Though the veteran linebacker looks on track to suit up against the Panthers in Week 15, his level of activity in practice will be worth monitoring.

December 3, 2019 11:48 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Registers nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright tallied nine tackles (six solo) and a pass breakup in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings.

Wright battled knee and shoulder injuries during the week leading up to this contest, but he shook them off and showed no ill effects by logging 54 of 55 defensive snaps. The 30-year-old linebacker has now achieved 100 tackles for the fifth time in six seasons, and he's notched a career-high eight pass breakups.

November 30, 2019 06:40 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Logs full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder/knee) was a full participant at Friday's practice.

Following a limited workload Thursday, Wright was back as a full participant. He appears on track to play Monday against the Vikings, while Ben Burr-Kirven would be in line to replace him at outside linebacker should he suffer any setbacks.

November 29, 2019 10:32 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder/knee) put in a limited practice Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Wright dealt with the shoulder issue last week but ultimately played. The knee problem is new, however. Still, assuming the 30-year-old does not have a setback, he'll most likely suit up Monday night against Minnesota.

November 25, 2019 11:36 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Closing in on 100 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright tallied 12 tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.

Wright dealt with a shoulder issue during the preceding week, but he showed no signs of weakness in this contest. The 30-year-old linebacker paced the Seahawks in stops, and he now has 95 this season, ensuring he'll hit the 100-tackle milestone for the fifth time in six seasons as long as he stays healthy.

November 22, 2019 04:52 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Will play vs. Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Wright picked up a shoulder injury this week but didn't miss a practice and is good to go for Sunday. The 30-year-old has been a valuable IDP option this season with 83 tackles (41 solo) and one interception in 10 games.

November 20, 2019 08:12 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Picks up shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

This is a new injury for Wright, who has battled a knee injury at points this year but hasn't missed any time. The veteran linebacker doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of sitting out Sunday against the Eagles, but it's worth monitoring his practice status. Wright is a premier IDP option, as he's racked up 83 tackles and seven pass breakups through 10 contests.

November 8, 2019 10:08 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Full go Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (knee) was a full participant at Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Wright is therefore on track to suit up Monday in a key divisional game against the 49ers, barring a setback. San Francisco has averaged an impressive 171 rush yards per game this season, good for second in the NFL. Wright and the rest of Seattle's defense will look to halt that trend in Week 10.

November 7, 2019 08:12 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Dealing with knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Wright missed 11 games last year due to a knee injury, but he hasn't showed any issues this year by consistently logging over 90 percent of the defensive snaps. His practice status leading up to Monday's tilt against the 49ers is worth monitoring since the 30-year-old is a valuable IDP asset, ranking fourth in the league with 78 tackles through nine games (8.8 average).

November 4, 2019 11:20 AM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Stacks up stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright recorded 10 tackles (six solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 40-34 overtime win against the Buccaneers.

This is Wright's fourth double-digit tackling performance of the year, and he ranks fourth in the league with 78 stops over nine games. Teammate Bobby Wagner ranks a spot ahead of him with 86 tackles, and both are top-tier IDP assets. Specifically, Wright has notched at least seven tackles in every contest since Week 1.

October 27, 2019 07:40 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Notches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright made 10 tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Falcons.

This is the fourth time this season Wright stacked up double-digit stops, and he has at least eight tackles in all but one game since Week 1. Wright sits at second on the team behind Bobby Wagner with 58 tackles through eight games.

October 21, 2019 01:56 PM
Seahawks' K.J. Wright: Piles up eight stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright made eight tackles (four solo) and two pass breakups in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Ravens.

In the shadow of Bobby Wagner, Wright doesn't get as much credit. But he's been a dependable IDP option this year with 58 tackles -- 10th most in the league -- and five pass breakups. He'll look to keep it up in Week 8's matchup against the Falcons.

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Career Defensive Stats
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2020SEA22734000000
2019SEA16161326765031011011
2018SEA5523158000003
2017SEA15151087236011106
2016SEA16161267254400005
2015SEA16161167145100003
2014SEA16161077334200004
2013SEA13138046341.500004
2012SEA151599693011242405
2011SEA1613655015200002
Total130126862 536.0326 11.553524044
 
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Height/Weight:
6-4/246
Birthdate:
7/23/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Memphis, TN, USA
School:
Mississippi State
NFL Experience:
10
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