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Dwayne Wright | Running Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 234
College: Fresno State
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Steelers waived FB Dwayne Wright, OT Adrian Jones, CB David Pittman, and LB Brandon Renkart.
They also released LB Andre Frazier with an injury settlement. Wright was claimed off waivers a month ago, but he failed to beat out Frank Summers and Sean McHugh for a lead-blocking role. Jones isn't long for the NFL if he couldn't land a job on the Steelers' offensive line. Tue, Aug 31, 2010 10:48:00 AM

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Steelers claimed FB Dwayne Wright off waivers from the Eagles.

They cut undrafted fullback Demetrius Taylor to make room. Wright will battle Frank Summers and Sean McHugh for one or two roster spots in camp.
Mon, Aug 2, 2010 06:52:00 PM

Eagles waived FB Dwayne Wright.

The Eagles are suddenly flush in the backfield, choosing to keep Martell Mallett over Wright. He'll try to latch on somewhere else as a blocker.
Sun, Aug 1, 2010 12:19:00 PM

Eagles signed FB Dwayne Wright to a two-year contract.

This is the same Dwayne Wright who was drafted as a running back by the Bills back in 2007. Unimpressive as a runner, Wright has bulked up and will try to make it as a lead-blocker.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 04:35:00 PM

Bills released RB Dwayne Wright.

The team's website thought Wright was safe a month ago, but the burly fourth-round pick from 2007 fumbled three times in the preseason. He has generally been unimpressive as a pro. Fred Jackson is entrenched as Marshawn Lynch's backup. Xavier Omon made the team as a third running back.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 07:35:00 PM

Dwayne Wright is in danger of the not making the Bills after fumbling three times in four preseason games.

Buffalo News gives the final roster spot to rookie Xavier Omon while the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle believes Wright will keep the job with Omon going to the practice squad.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 09:11:00 AM

Dwayne Wright is in little danger of losing his roster spot to rookie Xavier Omon, according to Bills.com writer Chris Brown.

Brown believes Omon needs an "unbelievable" training camp to push Wright down the depth chart or off the roster. They are similar players (big, slow), but Wright is a more polished receiver and Omon is coming from D-II.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 12:28:00 PM

As expected, Bills RB Dwayne Wright is facing competition for the third tailback role from rookie Xavier Omon.

Fred Jackson's hold on the backup job is secure, so the third tailback role is more pertinent for dynasty leaguers. Wright didn't show much last season while Omon was seen as one of the most intriguing running back sleepers in the draft.
Wed, May 28, 2008 10:33:00 AM

Dwayne Wright had only two carries for 14 yards in Buffalo's Week 13 win.

He had a nice 15-yard scamper in the first half, but remains the Bills' fourth-string running back and is only roster-worthy in dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 2, 2007 04:41:00 PM

Dwayne Wright rushed 12 times for 25 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in Week 8 against the Jets.

Wright was pushed into duty as Marshawn Lynch's backup because of Anthony Thomas' eye injury and then saw more action than expected when Lynch briefly left the game with a hip injury of his own. The fourth-round pick didn't show a whole lot and isn't a fantasy factor.
Sun, Oct 28, 2007 07:08:00 PM

Bills RB Dwayne Wright rushed for 21 yards on nine carries and caught one pass for nine yards in the Bills' exhibition loss Friday night.

Wright executed in short-yardage situations, but didn't play until the second-team offense was in. He's not a major threat for goal-line carries yet.
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 10:10:00 PM

Bills RB Dwayne Wright saw few reps at the first day of training camp, while Anthony Thomas ran exclusively with the first-team offense.

Wright v. Thomas remains a key camp battle to watch, but it's clear A-Train is the leader for now and an OK handcuff for Marshawn Lynch in deep leagues.
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 01:51:00 PM

Bills signed fourth-round RB Dwayne Wright to a four-year contract.

Wright has impressed this summer, and will be an immediate candidate for carries behind Marshawn Lynch. The Fresno State product has a downhill style that should be conducive to short-yardage situations. If he wins the backup job over Anthony Thomas, he's worth a look in deep leagues.
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 12:15:00 PM

Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild calls fourth-round pick Dwayne Wright a "good tough-nosed, downhill runner."

"He looks a little more elusive and is able to function in the passing game better than I thought he might," Fairchild said. "We'll just see." Wright could vulture goal-line carries from projected Bills starter Marshawn Lynch.
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 02:17:00 PM

Bills rookie RB Dwayne Wright is a candidate for short-yardage carries.

Marshawn Lynch will be Buffalo's starter but Wright, a fourth-rounder, has better size. This will be a situation to monitor in training camp.
Mon, Apr 30, 2007 10:38:00 AM

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2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Justin Brown
3Martavis Bryant
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Michael Palmer
K1Shaun Suisham