The Panthers declined to pick up Wright's 2020 option, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Wright signed a three-year deal with the Panthers in March of 2018, but he'll become a free agent March 16, saving the team $6 million against the salary cap. The 30-year-old slot receiver produced sparingly in 2019, as he never generated more than 60 receiving yards in a game and finished with 28 catches for 296 yards and no touchdowns.
Wright, who caught two passes for 10 yards in Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints, finishes up the 2019 campaign with 28 receptions on 58 targets for 296 yards in 16 games played.
Wright mostly served as Carolina's No. 3 receiver, but with tailback Christian McCaffrey and tight end Greg Olsen also demanding regular looks ahead of him, the veteran wideout only saw a few spare targets on a weekly basis. In fact, Wright managed more than two catches just three times this season and topped 40 yards just once. In hauling in under half of the attempts sent his way and not finding the end zone at all, the 30-year-old was hardly a meaningful fantasy commodity. The Panthers hold a team option for 2020 on his contract, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be back next year.
Wright caught one of five targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts.
Wright trailed only Christian McCaffrey for Carolina's team lead in targets, but once again could only put together a one-reception outing. Although that kind of performance has been the norm for him this season, if D.J. Moore (concussion) is unavailable Week 17 versus the Saints, then Wright could gain a little extra value to close the campaign.
Wright caught one of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Seahawks.
Wright broke his brief multi-catch streak as Carolina welcomed fellow wideout Chris Hogan back into the fold. That being said, it's not like Wright, who's caught only one pass in seven of 14 outings this season, endured a drastic drop in production Sunday. He'll remain a depth option for spare targets to close out the season.
Wright caught four of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 40-20 loss to the Falcons.
Wright trailed only Christian McCaffrey and Ian Thomas in catches for the Panthers, and he's now posted back-to-back games with at least three grabs for the first time this season.
Wright caught three of five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Redskins.
Wright put together one of his better statistical performances of the season, hauling in more than two passes for just the second time while topping 30 yards for the first time since Week 4. Although his overall production was still pretty modest, Wright is at least trending upward ahead of Week 14's matchup versus the Falcons.
Wright caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints.
Wright also drew a significant defensive pass interference call late on, but otherwise turned in his usual minimal production -- he hasn't caught more than two passes in a game since Week 4.
Wright caught one of two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.
Wright put together another one of his usual outings, as he's caught more than two passes just once this season. That trend continued Sunday despite the Panthers passing for 325 yards, evidencing the veteran's restricted upside.
Wright caught one of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Packers.
Wright has been a low-end model of consistency, as he's now finished with either one or two catches in seven of nine outings this season. While Sunday's performance was certainly an improvement on his goose egg in Week 9, Wright's 171 yards and zero touchdowns so far really restrict his fantasy value.
Wright failed to catch any of his four targets and also lost seven yards on a rushing attempt in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Titans.
Wright's day got off to a rough start, as he was stopped for a considerable loss on a rare rushing attempt, before tipping a pass that was then intercepted on the very next play of Carolina's second offensive series. The veteran also had a diving, 19-yard reception overturned in the second quarter, furthering his frustrations. Although he usually only has a catch or two, Wright will still look for marked improvement in Week 10 versus the Packers.
Wright (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Wright missed Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury suffered Week 8 versus the 49ers. The fact that he's now resumed participating without limitations puts Wright on track to take the field Sunday against Tennessee. He'll play his usual role as the No. 3 wideout in Carolina behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel.
Wright didn't participate in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Wright was carted off the field at one point during the Week 8 loss to the 49ers, but the training staff ultimately cleared him to return to the contest. The fact he was able to play through the injury is a positive sign, but he'll need to get on the practice field either Thursday or Friday to have a chance at playing Sunday against the Titans. If he's able to shed the injury, Wright could be in store for an increased role on offense fellow wideout Curtis Samuel (shoulder) also missed Wednesday's practice.
Wright caught two of four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 51-13 loss to the 49ers.
Wright was actually carted off with a leg injury during the second half, but ultimately was able to return to action, easing concern over his status. Besides that scare, Wright put up a relatively standard stat line for himself, as he's caught more than two passes only once this season. Despite his return Sunday, it could be worthwhile to see whether he's listed on the injury report this week. If he is, DeAndrew White and Brandon Zylstra could compete for additional snaps.
Wright (leg) returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Wright was carted off early in the second half, but all seems to be fine as he got back onto the field in the fourth quarter. The 29-year-old wideout will continue to work as the team's No. 3 receiver behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel.
Wright was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the 49ers with a leg injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Wright is likely a long shot to return this afternoon, so Brandon Zylstra will see increased responsibilities as the only receiver remaining behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. If he's unable to return, Wright will finish with two catches on three targets for 12 yards.
Wright caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 37-26 win over the Buccaneers.
Wright was once again sparingly used as a passing option for quarterback Kyle Allen. However, it didn't help that he dropped a perfectly thrown ball by Allen during the second half, negating what would've been a long first-down gain. As the Panthers now enter their bye, Wright ranks fifth on the team with 12 catches on his 21 targets, producing just 138 yards and zero touchdowns.
Wright caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Jaguars.
Wright played nearly 80 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, but unsurprisingly saw few looks as D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey combined for 23 of the team's 28 targets. Although Wright posted a season-high five catches in Week 4, his role as a complementary veteran in an offense lacking variety leaves him prone to performances like Sunday's relatively often.
Wright brought in five of six targets for 59 yards in the Panthers' 16-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.
The trusted veteran was relied on heavily by second-year quarterback Kyle Allen, checking in tops among Panthers wide receivers in receptions and receiving yards. Wright's numbers were easily season-high figures, and he appears to have solid chemistry with Allen overall after posting seven receptions (eight targets) for 97 yards across the first two games with the young signal-caller under center. Wright will look to remain similarly involved against the Jaguars in Week 5.
Wright caught both his targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.
Wright played almost half of Carolina's offensive snaps, most notably snagging a 33-yard pass on a third-quarter touchdown drive. After managing merely 29 yards through the first two weeks, the veteran got a little more going Sunday, even if his presence in the passing game remained fairly restricted behind Greg Olsen, Curtis Samuel, D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey.
Wright caught two of six targets for 15 yards in Thursday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Wright saw only one target in the season opener but was significantly more involved Thursday, though it didn't lead to much production. The 29-year-old played 54 of 79 offensive snaps and appears to be locked in as the team's No. 3 wide receiver, as Chris Hogan has played only eight offensive snaps through two contests.
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