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K.J. Wright | Linebacker | #50

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 246
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (99) / SEA
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Seahawks WLB K.J. Wright (concussion) is practicing fully for Week 16.
Wright spent Week 15 in the concussion protocol. He's on track to be cleared for Sunday's game with Dallas. Wright's return will upgrade a Seattle run defense that allowed four touchdowns to Todd Gurley last week. Thu, Dec 21, 2017 08:30:00 PM
Source: USA Today

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Seahawks WLB K.J. Wright has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game with a concussion.

Wright left the game in the third quarter after a helmet to helmet hit and was diagnosed with a concussion. D.J. Alexander has taken over WLB for Seattle for the remainder of the game.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Seahawks WLB K.J. Wright is having his knee "looked at," but doesn't require surgery.

Coach Pete Carroll seemed confident Wright's ailment isn't one that will require going under the knife, but it's always possible the doctor comes back with a different opinion. Now 28, Wright is due $5.8 million this season. He hasn't missed a game since 2013.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Seahawks signed WLB K.J. Wright to a four-year, $27 million contract extension through 2018.

The No. 99 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Wright was headed to the open market. Excellent in coverage and solid against the run, Wright has been an every-down player this season, racking up 96 tackles and two sacks. The Seahawks love his length at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. Seattle has done an excellent job of locking up the core of its 2013 championship team. Wright is only 25.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Seahawks LBs coach Ken Norton expects WLB K.J. Wright to "have a huge, breakout season."

"He's my best cover guy and my best tackler," Norton said. "He does it all, and he can play everywhere. This kid is amazing." At 6'4/250, Wright has tremendous size and a lanky frame to match up well with tight ends. He started 14 games last season and was a top-five cover linebacker at Pro Football Focus. He missed some time with a broken foot at the end of the year but is 100 percent.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright (foot) expects to be "100 percent" for the Super Bowl, and to be back at weak-side linebacker.

Sidelined since Week 14, Wright returned for the NFC Championship Game, but played just 16-of-57 snaps. He played on the strong-side because it "required less running." It's unclear if he'll start against the Broncos, but fill-in Malcolm Smith should continue to have a role.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright returned from his foot injury to play 16 snaps in Sunday's NFC Championship game win over San Francisco.

Wright recorded a quarterback hurry and was officially credited with a pair of tackles. Look for Wright to resume full-time duties in Super Bowl 48, frequently taking on Julius Thomas in coverage. 24-year-old Wright is fairly pedestrian in run defense, but pass coverage is his specialty.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright (probable, foot) will play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Coach Pete Carroll wouldn't say whether Wright will start, but he made it through a full week of practice and is expected to play "without limitations." A near every-down player before going down, Wright's return will allow the Seahawks to reduce Malcolm Smith's snaps. Wright will be playing in just his first game action since Week 14.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright (foot surgery) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Wright returned to practice on Wednesday and coach Pete Carroll said there's a "chance" he'll be available for the NFC Championship Game. He was an every-down player before going down and would allow the Seahawks to reduce Malcolm Smith's playing time. Wright hasn't played since December 8 and will likely be on a snap count if active against the 49ers.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright (foot surgery) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that there's a "chance" Wright returns for the NFC Championship Game, but what he's able to do Wednesday and Thursday will be all important. Wright hasn't played since December 8. Wright was a near every-down player before going down, but he'd almost certainly be on a snap count against the 49ers.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 03:43:00 PM

According to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, there's a "chance" SLB K.J. Wright (foot surgery) is active for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

"We’re going to take a look at him on Wednesday," coach Pete Carroll said Monday. "He ran well (Monday) and over the weekend. ... He has a chance. We’re excited about that for him." It's been widely presumed that Wright wouldn't be ready to return before a theoretical Super Bowl appearance, so even if he can gain clearance to face the 49ers, he'd almost certainly be on a snap count after missing over a month of action. Of course, even a limited Wright would be a big boost as the 49ers and Seahawks fight for the right to advance to New York.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright (foot surgery) will resume running on Thursday, but has been ruled out for the Divisional Round.

Wright is barely a month removed from going down in Week 14, and isn't expected to return before a hypothetical Super Bowl appearance. Even then, he'd be less than 50-50 to suit up. Wright graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 13 4-3 outside linebacker this season.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Seahawks SLB K.J. Wright (foot surgery) is "on schedule, if not ahead" in his rehab.

The word comes via coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks have opted not to place Wright on injured reserve, but short of a Seahawks berth in the Super Bowl, he's not expected to see the field again this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Seahawks declared SLB K.J. Wright, WR Percy Harvin, CB Brandon Browner, RB Christine Michael, OT Michael Bowie, OT Caylin Hauptmann and DE Benson Mayowa inactive for Week 15 against the Giants.

An impact run defender, Wright will miss the rest of the regular season. It's good news for Andre Brown and the Giants' running attack.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that SLB K.J. Wright will require surgery on his broken foot.

It's a big injury for the Seahawks, as Wright is an impact run defender who's amassed 80 tackles and 1.5 sacks through 13 starts. Wright is capable of playing both strong-side and middle linebacker. Seattle will have to dive into its linebacker depth, which isn't great. Wright will miss "around" six weeks. Perhaps the Seahawks will keep him off I.R. in hopes of a Super Bowl return.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 01:16:00 PM

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