Kendall Wright
WR FA
3 days ago

Wright worked out for the Cardinals this week, Kyle Odegard of the team's official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright didn't actually get a contract, but this 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 job.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
2 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
3 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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 production and pedigree as a first-rounder himself, he should find a willing employer in short order.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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 third receiver role looks wide open at this point since neither Wright nor Laquon Treadwell showed much in Saturday's preseason game.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

With Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs embedded as the top two wide receivers and Laquon Treadwell turning heads at training camp, Wright has been relegated to work with the second-team offense, as he did during the offseason program. Wright was subsequently listed with the second-teamers on the Vikings' first unofficial depth chart. During media availability Wednesday, coach Mike Zimmer relayed that the wideouts battling for positions four, five and six must put in time on special teams. If a player is unable to do so, Zimmer said he "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.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
4 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

It's likely too early to reach 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.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
6 months ago

Wright signed a contract Friday to join the Vikings, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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. While it's possible Treadwell gets a shot to compete, the 28-year-old Wright becomes an instant favorite to handle the No. 3 receiver gig in a Kirk Cousins-led offense. The role is unlikely to produce more than 3-5 targets per game, considering the Vikings also need to feed TE Kyle Rudolph and RBs Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
6 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kendall Wright
WR FA
9 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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