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Jarius Wright | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 191
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (118) / MIN
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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. Aug 16 - 7:38 PM

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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.
Jan 10 - 4:51 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.
Jan 4 - 1:10 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

Jarius Wright caught 2-of-3 targets for 69 yards in the Vikings' Week 6 win over Kansas City.

Stefon Diggs started in place of Charles Johnson, with Wright remaining in the slot. Wright got most of his yards on a 52-yard catch. With Diggs outplaying him, Wright could be demoted to four-wide sets if Johnson returns next week.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Jarius Wright (hand) is probable for Week 6 against the Chiefs.

Wright played just one snap despite being active Week 4. He should be close to fully healthy coming of Minnesota's bye. Wright will have a bigger role if Charles Johnson (questionable, ribs) doesn't play this week.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Jarius Wright (hand) wasn't targeted in Minnesota's Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

Wright's "active" status was purely ceremonial. The slot "threat" has five catches for 72 yards through four games. He's off the radar in PPR leagues.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Vikings WR Jarius Wright (hand) is active for Week 4 against the Broncos.

Charles Johnson is sitting, creating a theoretical increase in targets for Wright, but it should scarcely matter against the Broncos' elite defense. Joining Johnson on the sidelines are S Andrew Sendejo, CB Jabari Price, DE Justin Trattou, QB Taylor Heinicke, LB Edmond Robinson and TE Chase Ford.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Vikings WR Jarius Wright (questionable, hand) expects to be a game-time decision Sunday at Denver.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Wright would miss 1-2 weeks, but Wright participated in Friday's practice on a "limited" basis, and has an outside shot to play. With Charles Johnson (ribs) looking doubtful at best, Wright would line up as a starter opposite Mike Wallace.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 02:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Brad Sorensen
4Taylor Heinicke
5Joel Stave
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
4Jhurell Pressley
5C.J. Ham
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
2Blake Renaud
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Jarius Wright
3Adam Thielen
4Terrell Sinkfield
5Isaac Fruechte
WR21Charles Johnson
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Moritz Bohringer
5Marken Michel
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
5Brian Leonhardt
LT1Matt Kalil
2T.J. Clemmings
3Carter Bykowski
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Austin Shepherd
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
3Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Mike Harris
3Zac Kerin
RT1Andre Smith
2Willie Beavers
K1Blair Walsh