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Jarius Wright | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 191
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (118) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Andrew Krammer believes Jarius Wright "could be on the move" this offseason.
That would be a safe assumption after Wright played just over 11 percent of the offensive snaps and was routinely a healthy scratch. Wright signed a five-year deal two Septembers ago but quickly fell out of favor. The Vikings can save $2.6 million making him a post-June 1 cut. Jan 11 - 9:47 AM

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Jarius Wright caught 5-of-7 targets for 24 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Coming into Week 17, Wright had played just 75 offensive snaps on the year. He was in for 42 of the plays Sunday with Stefon Diggs (hip) out and Adam Thielen battling a neck issue. Wright signed a five-year, $15 million contract in September of 2015 but fell out of the picture this season. He was routinely a healthy scratch. Wright is a candidate to switch teams this offseason.
Jan 1 - 5:51 PM

Jarius Wright caught all four of his targets for 32 yards Week 5 against the Texans.

With Stefon Diggs sidelined, Wright was active and filled in as the slot receiver. He played well and made a few big catches including a third-down conversion in the first half, but he will fade back into obscurity once Diggs returns after the bye.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Jarius Wright is inactive for Week 2 against the Packers.

It's Wright's second straight game as a healthy scratch. Vikings LT Matt Kalil is active and will start. The rest of Minnesota's inactives are DT Sharrif Floyd, CB Xavier Rhodes, TE MyCole Pruitt, LB Kentrell Brothers, OG Nick Easton, and LB Edmond Robinson.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:06:00 PM

ESPN's Ben Goessling reports the Vikings are attempting to trade WR Jarius Wright.

Wright missed a large chunk of camp with a hamstring injury, but he was able to return for the final two preseason games. While it is good he was able to get back on the field, it was not a great sign for his roster chances he was asked to play 39 snaps in the final preseason game. Even if he sticks around, Wright is clearly behind Adam Thielen on the depth chart. Wright signed a five-year, $15.46 million contract last September.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Jarius Wright (calf, lower leg) hasn't practiced since August 6.

Coach Mike Zimmer isn't revealing the nature of Wright's injury, but Wright admitted he's not wearing the sleeve on his lower left leg as a fashion statement, suggesting it's a calf issue. Wright is expected to lock down the slot job this season. Adam Thielen has been working there the past 10 days.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught 1-of-3 targets for nine yards in the Vikings' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

The Vikings' slot receiver caught 34 passes for 442 yards in his fourth NFL campaign. Even if Mike Wallace is released, Wright's numbers are unlikely to spike for 2016. Stefon Diggs is a more natural play-maker. Wright is a role player.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016 04:51:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught 2-of-3 targets for 21 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Packers.

Wright had a red-zone target in the first half, but couldn’t come down with it. He managed 34 catches and 442 yards in the regular season, but failed to score a touchdown. Minnesota takes on Seattle in next week's Wild Card Round.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 01:10:00 AM

Jarius Wright caught three passes for 57 yards in Week 16 against the Giants.

With Minnesota going run-heavy, Wright led the Vikings in receiving. He has 140 yards over his last three games. Wright isn’t more than a WR5 for Week 17.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Jarius Wright caught all three of his targets for 32 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 win over the Bears.

Standard day at the office for the Vikings' slot receiver.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Jarius Wright caught 5-of-6 targets for 51 yards in Minnesota's Week 14 loss to the Cardinals, but also lost a fumble.

The catches were Wright's most of the season, but his fumble was soft. Wright let the ball get punched out from behind at the Cardinals' 23-yard line, costing the Vikings at least three points. Wright has been sporadically involved this season, but not enough to get on the PPR radar.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Jarius Wright caught 4-of-5 targets for 50 yards Week 11 against the Packers.

Wright made an important grab on third down the play before Adrian Peterson fumbled, but he was not used much before the Vikings entered hurry-up mode late in the game. Wright has not seen more than six targets in any game this season and is averaging just over three a game. He does not need to be owned.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Vikings WR Jarius Wright (concussion) has resumed practicing in full.

Wright just popped up on the injury report Wednesday, but apparently won't miss any time with his head injury. With Stefon Diggs breaking out, Wright isn't a realistic WR5 in PPR leagues.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Jarius Wright (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.

If Wright can't go against the Bears, rookie Stefon Diggs could get some more slot action in Week 8, with Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson outside.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Jarius Wright is in the league's concussion protocol.

Wright was limited to side work Wednesday. He's now in a race to get cleared for Week 8. Charles Johnson will see a bigger role in three-wide sets if Wright misses time.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 04:37:00 PM

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QB1Sam Bradford
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Case Keenum
4Taylor Heinicke
RB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3Bishop Sankey
4C.J. Ham
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Latavius Murray
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Jarius Wright
3Isaac Fruechte
4Moritz Bohringer
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cayleb Jones
4Mitch Mathews
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Kyle Carter
4Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2T.J. Clemmings
3Rashod Hill
LG1Alex Boone
2Willie Beavers
C1Joe Berger
2Nick Easton
RG1Zac Kerin
2Austin Shepherd
RT1Mike Remmers
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Reid Fragel
4Marquis Lucas
K1Kai Forbath
2Marshall Koehn