Kendall Wright

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #13
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #13

Kendall Wright News

Let go by Arizona

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

Analysis: Wright has now completed two briefs 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.

Nov 17, 2018 2:01 PM EST

Healthy inactive

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

Analysis: 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 while behind to one of the league's best offenses.

Nov 11, 2018 8:41 AM EST

Rejoins Arizona

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

Analysis: 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.

Nov 5, 2018 10:39 AM EST

Dropped by Arizona

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

Analysis: 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.

Oct 18, 2018 1:19 PM EST

Finds home in Arizona

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

Analysis: 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.

Oct 8, 2018 2:15 PM EST

Works out for Cardinals

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

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.

Sep 19, 2018 3:35 PM EST

Works out for New England

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

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.

Sep 6, 2018 6:59 AM EST

Cut loose by Vikings

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

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.

Sep 1, 2018 12:04 PM EST

Roster spot could be in jeopardy

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.

Analysis: 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 so far.

Aug 19, 2018 9:10 PM EST

Just one reception Saturday

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

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.

Aug 12, 2018 8:57 AM EST

May be DNP often in 2018

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

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.

Aug 8, 2018 4:07 PM EST

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