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James Wright | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
College: LSU
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Bengals rookie WR James Wright suffered a concussion in Sunday night's third preseason game.
He had to be stretchered off the field. This could lead to Cincinnati stashing Wright on injured reserve for his rookie season, as the injury appeared quite serious. Wright was drafted by the Bengals to play on special teams. Aug 24 - 10:48 PM

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The Bengals have been impressed with seventh-round WR James Wright on offense.

It's notable because Wright was a strict special teamer at LSU. "(I) talked to him and said, 'Look, I know what you can do on special teams, now you've got to play wide receiver,'" sid WRs coach James Urban. "He's embraced it. ... We'll see once we get the pads on, but it's been encouraging." Despite Urban's talk, Wright's 53-man roster odds live and die with his special-teams prowess.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 15 - 11:18 PM

Bengals signed seventh-round WR James Wright to a four-year contract.

Wright was a pure special teams player as a senior at LSU after catching just 18 passes the year before. He won't play on offense in Cincinnati and will have to display otherworldly kick-covering attributes to stick on the 53-man roster.
May 21 - 5:14 PM

Bengals selected LSU WR James Wright with the No. 239 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Wright (6-foot-1, 201) posted 18 catches for 242 yards as a junior. As a senior, he had zero receptions as he was banished to a strict special teams role while watching Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry improve their draft stock. Barring an outstanding kick and punt coverage showing on the practice field in camp, Wright will be an extreme longshot to crack the Bengals' final roster.
May 10 - 6:26 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3James Wright
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent