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November 17, 2018 06:25 PM
Kendall Wright: Let go by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright was released by the Cardinals on Saturday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wright has now completed two brief stints with the Cardinals this season and was a healthy inactive for both games while on the roster. The veteran wide receiver hasn't had much luck finding a new team in 2018 after spending last season with Chicago.

November 11, 2018 01:32 PM
Cardinals' Kendall Wright: Healthy inactive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wright signed with the team six days prior to this contest, so he wasn't expected to have much of an impact if he did play. The Cardinals will work with four wideouts in a game where they're expected to throw early and often if they're behind against one of the league's best offenses.

November 5, 2018 01:40 PM
Cardinals' Kendall Wright: Rejoins Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals re-signed Wright on Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Wright returns to the 53-man roster after he was released by the team Oct. 18 following a two-week stint in Arizona. The veteran wideout will provide some additional depth at the position coming off a bye week, but it's unlikely he'll have a major role in the offensive game plan during Sunday's contest in Kansas City.

October 18, 2018 04:20 PM
Kendall Wright: Dropped by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals released Wright on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Wright's stay in the desert lasted just under two weeks, with the veteran wideout serving as a healthy inactive during the Cardinals' lone game of that span. With safety Tre Boston (shoulder) ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, the Cardinals were eager to bolster their depth in the secondary, so cornerback Deatrick Nichols was signed off the practice squad to take Wright's spot on the 53-man roster.

October 8, 2018 07:04 PM
Cardinals' Kendall Wright: Finds home in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals signed Wright to a one-year contract Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

A roster casualty of the Vikings on cut-down day Sept. 1, Wright worked out for a number of teams in the meantime, finally landing a new opportunity with the Cardinals. He's done most of his damage out of the slot in his career, so he may be hard-pressed to see the field with Larry Fitzgerald primarily working there in the latter stages of his career. However, Fitzgerald has been dealing with a hamstring injury for weeks, which could equate to regular snaps for Wright to ease the burden on the long-time Cardinal.

September 20, 2018 06:52 PM
Kendall Wright: Auditions for Arizona
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Wright worked out for the Cardinals this week, Kyle Odegard of the team's official website reports.

Wright's workout didn't net him a contract, but this tidbit at least shows he's still on the radar for receiver-needy teams. He was released by the Vikings at the end of the preseason after losing out to Laquon Treadwell in a battle for the No. 3 receiver gig.

September 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Kendall Wright: Works out for New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright was one of several skill-position players that worked out for the Patriots on Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

In addition to Wright, Weiss relays that fellow wideout Brandon Reilly, running backs Kenjon Barner and Matthew Dayes and fullback Aaron Ripkowski were among the players recently released from training camps that were in attendance for tryouts with New England. The extent of the Patriots' interest in Wright isn't fully known, but he could make for a decent stopgap solution in the slot while the team waits for Julian Edelman's four-game suspension to lapse. As of Thursday, the Patriots list only five wideouts on the active roster in Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarelle Patterson, Chad Hansen and Matthew Slater, with Slater's usage expected to come almost exclusively on special teams.

September 1, 2018 04:52 PM
Kendall Wright: Cut loose by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings released Wright on Saturday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

With Laquon Treadwell tapping into the talent this preseason that made him a first-round pick in 2016, the Vikings were able to utilize Adam Thielen more in the slot, where Wright almost exclusively operates. As a result, Wright was expendable as the Vikings are expected to keep only five wide receivers on the initial 53-man roster. Considering Wright's pro experience and pedigree as a first-rounder himself, he should find a willing employer in short order.

August 20, 2018 10:04 AM
Vikings' Kendall Wright: Roster spot could be in jeopardy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. It's possible the Vikings could cut Wright, ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cities reports.

Wright had just one reception for nine yards in the first preseason game and there's been little buzz about his role in training camp. He would appear to have a shot to win the No. 3 receiver role given his success in the slot last season (80.4 percent catch rate), but there's been little positive news about his job battle with Laquon Treadwell so far.

August 12, 2018 12:44 PM
Vikings' Kendall Wright: Just one reception Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright had just one reception for nine yards in Saturday's preseason win at Denver.

Wright got playing time with the second-team offense and didn't show much despite playing 28 snaps. He entered training camp as the favorite for the third receiver role, but a recent report said he's at risk of being a healthy scratch on game days due to his lack of special teams play. However, the No. 3 WR role looks wide open at this point, as neither Wright nor Laquon Treadwell showed much in Saturday's preseason game.

August 9, 2018 11:12 AM
Vikings' Kendall Wright: Could be healthy inactive often in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright is at risk of being a regular healthy scratch for the Vikings during the upcoming season, Courtney Cronin of reports.

With Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs embedded as the top two wide receivers and third-year man Laquon Treadwell turning heads at training camp, Wright has been relegated to work with the second-team offense, which was also the case during the Vikings' offseason program. Wright was subsequently listed with the second teamers on the Vikings' first unofficial depth chart of the season. During media availability Wednesday, head coach Mike Zimmer relayed that the wideouts battling for the fourth through sixth spots on the depth chart must put in time on special teams. If a player is unable to do so, Zimmer said that wideout "probably won't be dressed on game day." Wright only has four special-teams snaps to his name across six pro campaigns, so a spot on inactive lists could characterize his first year in Minnesota.

June 8, 2018 11:12 AM
Vikings' Kendall Wright: Works with second-team offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laquon Treadwell took snaps as the third receiver with the first-team offense in Tuesday's OTAs, with Wright working with the second-team offense, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's likely too early to read much into the competition for the No. 3 receiver role, but this may indicate it's not a forgone concussion that Wright will emerge as the winner. Wright hasn't quite lived up to his status as the 20th overall selection from the 2012 draft, but he's at least proven to be an effective slot man in three-wide formations. Meanwhile, Treadwell has had little production with just 20 receptions for 200 yards in 16 games last season. Wright has some upside if he wins a sizeable role as his slot receiver skills could be a nice match for Kirk Cousin's exceptional intermediate passing game.

March 31, 2018 12:28 AM
Vikings' Kendall Wright: Signing with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright signed with the Vikings on Friday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Wright hasn't quite lived up to his status as the 20th overall selection from the 2012 draft, but he's at least proven to be an effective slot man in three-wide formations. The Vikings probably don't need him to be anything more, as they already boast one of the league's top wideout duos in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. This signing suggests the team doesn't have much faith in 2016 first-round selection Laquon Treadwell, who caught 20 passes for 200 yards in 16 games last season. Of course, the No. 3 receiver role likely will lead to no more than 4-5 targets per game, considering the Vikings also need to feed TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and RBs Dalvin Cook (knee) and Latavius Murray. Per Cronin, Wright led all qualified receivers last season with an 80.4 percent catch rate on targets while playing from the slot.

March 30, 2018 07:04 PM
Kendall Wright: Meets with Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright is visiting the Vikings on Thursday, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.

A first-round pick of the Titans in 2012, Wright may not have lived up to expectations but still has had modest success as a professional. In particular, he has a 1,000-yard season to his name (2013), boasts a career catch rate of 64 percent and has 19 touchdowns in 82 games. Coming off a 59-614-1 line on 91 targets with the Bears last year, the 28-year-old has plenty left in the tank. If a deal with the Vikings manifests itself, he'd effectively cover for the recently-released Jarius Wright as the No. 3 wide receiver, primarily working in the slot.

December 31, 2017 05:00 PM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Catches five passes in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright caught five passes for 29 yards in the Bears 23-10 loss to the Vikings in the 2017 season finale, ending the season with 59 catches for 614 yards and a touchdown in 16 games.

Wright, despite an unimpressive yardage total in 2017, easily posted the most receiving yardage of any Bears' wide receiver. He primarily benefited from running his routes in the slot in an extremely conservative pass offense that rarely took downfield shots, allowing him to benefit from plenty of high-percentage targets. He'll be an unrestricted free agent, and should be able to land a deal that'll allow him to compete for a role as a starting slot receiver, and any fantasy value he'll have will be directly dependent upon his landing spot and potential role.

December 25, 2017 10:04 AM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Leads team with six targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright caught four passes for 27 yards in Sunday's 20-3 victory over the Browns.

The Bears led this game throughout, and Mitch Trubisky threw the ball just 23 times, with Wright pacing the team in receptions and targets (six). Due to the game script, Trubisky threw very few downfield passes, so Wright was never in line to post significant yardage. After being quiet for a majority of the season, Wright has posted at least 81 yards in two of his last three games, but the wideout faces a challenging matchup at Minnesota in the season finale.

December 17, 2017 01:20 AM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Targeted 13 times in Saturday loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright caught seven passes for 81 yards in Saturday's 20-10 loss to the Lions.

Wright was extremely quiet until the Bears fell behind by 17 points early in the second half. Once the team had to throw on almost every down, he found himself frequently getting open against Detroit's prevent defense, though he caught just slightly more than half of his 13 targets. After posting just 129 yards over a six-game period, he's caught 17 passes for 188 yards over the last two weeks and has quickly become a player who could help teams in the fantasy playoffs.

December 14, 2017 02:16 PM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Will play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) will suit up Saturday in Detroit after practicing in full Thursday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bears capped Wright's practice reps due to a shoulder injury, but his ability to handle everything thrown at him Thursday suggests he'll be his usual self Week 15. With the Lions' 27th-ranked pass defense on tap, he'll aim to post a second 100-yard outing in a row.

December 12, 2017 03:28 PM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Tending to shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (shoulder) was listed as limited on the Bears' injury report Tuesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Since Mitchell Trubisky took the reins of the offense in Week 5, Wright has been consistently targeted, but his catch rate (54.3 percent) and yards per target (6.2) prior to Sunday's 10-reception, 107-yard performance left much to be desired. Assuming his health checks out by week's end, Wright will aim to make sure the outburst wasn't an aberration Saturday against the Lions' 27th-ranked pass defense.

December 10, 2017 06:04 PM
Bears' Kendall Wright: Grabs season-high 10 receptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright caught 10 of 11 targets for 107 yards during Sunday's 33-7 win over Cincinnati.

After hauling in just six of 11 targets for 65 yards through the past three weeks, Wright's huge day came out of nowhere. While there is potential that rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky is turning the corner, it's probably best to keep fantasy expectations in check with Wright. He's still difficult to trust in the majority of settings considering his underwhelming production entering Week 14.

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