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Kendall Wright | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 191
College: Baylor
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Kendall Wright caught three passes for 60 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.
Wright's highlight was a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. He's locked in as Marcus Mariota's top target and is an underrated WR3 pick in drafts. Aug 28 - 10:11 PM

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Kendall Wright has reportedly been the "most consistent" wide receiver at Titans camp.

Per Titans.com's Jim Wyatt, Wright "already has good chemistry with Marcus Mariota." Wright's physical limitations and rookie quarterback may cap his fantasy ceiling, but he's a strong WR4 pick in the 10th and 11th rounds of 12-team drafts. He's a good bet to finish the season with WR3 fantasy numbers.
Aug 18 - 2:23 PM

Kendall Wright has shown strong chemistry with Marcus Mariota during the first week of training camp.

It's a welcome sight for fantasy owners after Wright couldn't get on the same page with Zach Mettenberger last season. Wright said he's been working to stay active in his route running because of Mariota's ability to extend plays with his feet. So far Mariota's transition from Oregon's spread offense to Ken Whisenhunt's more traditional system has gone off without a hitch. Wright will be a strong bounce-back candidate this year with Mariota under center.
Aug 9 - 10:07 AM

Beat writer Jim Wyatt expects Kendall Wright to lead the Titans in receptions this year.

Per Wyatt, the Titans "have big plans" for Wright after his catches went from 94 in 2013 to 57 last year. It remains to be seen how well the team can execute those plans. Wright was vocally frustrated with the way Ken Whisenhunt used him and the team is now easing in a rookie quarterback. Delanie Walker, Dorial Green-Beckham, Harry Douglas and maybe even Hakeem Nicks will also be involved.
Aug 4 - 10:28 AM

Kendall Wright hinted at frustration with the Ken Whisenhunt scheme.

Wright saw just 93 targets last season, Whisenhunt's first season in charge of the Titans. He wasn't allowed to freelance as much as he did in 2013, when he racked up 94 catches on 140 targets. "I think a lot of things, but thinking and doing what I have to do are totally different," Wright said. "So I just keep my thoughts to myself. I don't even speak them out loud. Whatever I have to do, I'll do." This sounds like a player just biding his time until he can leave Tennessee behind.
Jun 9 - 9:08 AM

According to charting done by Football Outsiders, both Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter finished in the top-12 wide receivers who saw the highest rates of "uncatchable" targets in 2014.

Football Outsiders charted 27 of Hunter's 67 targets as uncatchable, good for a whopping 40.3-percent clip that "led" all wide receivers. Wright runs routes closer to the line of scrimmage -- more high-percentage stuff -- yet still saw 30 uncatchable balls among 93 targets (32.3 percent). Hunter is in danger of losing his starting job to rookie Dorial Green-Beckham, but Wright could take a decent-sized PPR leap if Marcus Mariota is more efficient than Tennessee's 2014 motley crew of Jake Locker, Charlie Whitehurst, and Zach Mettenberger.
May 9 - 9:08 AM

Titans exercised their 2016 team option on WR Kendall Wright.

It's worth $7.3 million. The option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Titans can still walk away if they're unsatisfied with Wright's 2015. Wright has soaked up targets and receptions from bad quarterbacks, but hasn't been the playmaker his draft pedigree suggested.
Apr 28 - 3:07 PM

The Titans plan to exercise WR Kendall Wright's 2016 team option.

Wright would be due $7.3 million under an option that is guaranteed for injury only. The No. 20 overall pick of the 2012 draft is set to make $884,000 in 2015. Wright has 215 catches across 45 career games, but isn't a realistic candidate for a long-term extension. His quarterback play hasn't helped, but Wright hasn't been enough of a playmaker.
Apr 23 - 3:56 PM

Kendall Wright caught two passes for nine yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

There would be no third-year breakout for Wright -- not with Jake Locker, Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback. But there were more warning signs than just inept QB play after Wright believed he would be Ken Whisenhunt's new Keenan Allen. Too often Wright was an afterthought, averaging just 6.6 targets per game on a team devoid of playmakers. Wright's contract year in 2015 would have more promise if a new quarterback could step right in and be a difference-maker. The Titans hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught 4-of-5 targets for 73 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

Wright had missed each of the Titans' past two games with a hand issue, but looked no worse for the wear in Jacksonville. Wright was shaken up after one of his longer grabs, but was never announced with an injury, and quickly returned. He'll be a WR4 for Week 17 against the Colts.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Kendall Wright (hand) is active for Week 16 against the Jaguars.

As is Delanie Walker (knee). It's a nice boost for fill-in quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, and limits Nate Washington's WR3 appeal. Wright isn't wearing any protective gear on his hand, and can be fired up as a WR4. Inactive for the Titans are QB Zach Mettenberger, LT Taylor Lewan, DB Jemea Thomas, LB Zaviar Gooden, LB Dontay Moch, OT Terren Jones and DT Mike Martin.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Kendall Wright (hand) is listed as questionable for Thursday night against Jacksonville.

Wright was limited in practice this week, putting him on track to play. He doesn't expect to need a cast or splint on his injured hand if he suits up. Wright is a low-end WR3 for Week 16.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Kendall Wright (hand) remained limited in Tuesday's practice, and expects to know by Wednesday if he can suit up for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

Wright says he won't be wearing a cast or splint if he suits up against the Jags. Wright has missed the Titans' past two games. He'd be a plug-and-play WR3 if he can get back for Thursday Night Football, albeit a low-upside one.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hopes Kendall Wright (hand) can return for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

Wright would have been listed as a "limited" participant if the Titans practiced on Monday. If he can't go, Nate Washington and Derek Hagan will have to start at receiver again for quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. The Jaguars' D/ST is a streaming option.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Titans declared Kendall Wright (hand) inactive for Week 15 against the Jets.

Wright got in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, but was downgraded to "DNP" on Friday. Delaine Walker should see a ton of targets from Jake Locker, but no one else in the Titans' decimated passing game is worth a look. Titans also declared QB Zach Mettenberger, LB Kameron Wimbley, OT Taylor Lewan, DT Mike Martin, OT Byron Stingily and S Daimion Stafford inactive for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Zach Mettenberger
3Charlie Whitehurst
4Alex Tanney
RB1Bishop Sankey
2David Cobb
3Dexter McCluster
4Antonio Andrews
5David Fluellen
GLB1David Cobb
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jalston Fowler
2Zach Boren
WR11Kendall Wright
2Harry Douglas
3Jacoby Ford
4Rico Richardson
5Deon Long
WR21Hakeem Nicks
2Justin Hunter
3Dorial Green-Beckham
4Tre McBride
5Andrew Turzilli
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Craig Stevens
4Phillip Supernaw
5Chase Coffman
K1Ryan Succop
2Mike Meyer