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James Wright | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
College: LSU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 7 (239) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Browns claimed WR James Wright off waivers from the Bengals.
Wright has 18 career catches, 13 of which came last season. He played for coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati. He'll compete for one of the rebuilding Browns' final roster spots. Tue, Mar 14, 2017 04:21:00 PM

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Bengals waived WR James Wright.

A seventh-round pick in 2014, Wright looked to be carving out a role before a knee injury derailed his career. He did manage 13 catches in 13 games last season, but getting waived at this point in the offseason is not a great sign for his future.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Bengals WR James Wright (microfracture surgery) will be a full participant in camp.

Even with the Bengals replacing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu's lost targets, Wright's best odds of making the 53-man roster are as a special teamer. Wright was the No. 239 overall pick of the 2014 draft.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Bengals WR James Wright (knee) has been cleared for individual drills.

Wright has missed the last two seasons to microfracture surgery. His return to practice is a good sign, but Wright's training camp status remains up in the air. Mostly a special teamer before going down, Wright will compete for one of the final receiver spots.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Bengals WR/ST James Wright (knee) is questionable for training camp.

Wright underwent surgery for a torn PCL last August and was slapped with a 12-month recovery. It seems likely the special teamer will open the year on PUP.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Bengals placed WR/ST James Wright on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Wright will go on I.R. after passing through waivers unclaimed. He’s facing knee surgery after tearing his PCL late last season. With Wright sidelined, the Bengals could add a veteran receiver before training camp.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Bengals waived/injured WR James Wright.

Per's Geoff Hobson, Wright is "facing season-ending knee surgery" after apparently tearing his PCL late last year. The injury was previously undisclosed. Wright had been penciled in as Cincinnati's No. 4 receiver. Hobson reports the Bengals are expected to work out a group of veteran receivers before camp begins on Friday. The No. 239 pick of last year's draft, Wright caught five passes in 11 games. He should clear waivers and revert to injured reserve, but it's not a given. Wright's injury increases Denarius Moore's odds of making the team.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Bengals WR James Wright sat out most of team drills during the spring.

Beat writer Geoff Hobson failed to mention what the reasoning was, but we're assuming Wright underwent some sort of offseason surgery. Wright caught five balls for 91 yards as a rookie and was a fixture on special teams. The Bengals are high on the sophomore. He's the front-runner for No. 4 receiver duties.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 09:07:00 PM

Bengals WR James Wright secured 3-of-5 targets for 59 yards in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Bucs.

A seventh-round pick out of LSU, Wright was stuck behind Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham in college. The Bengals drafted him with special teams in mind, but he's quickly moved ahead of Brandon Tate, Dane Sanzenbacher, and Greg Little as the team's No. 3 receiver. Wright is worth monitoring in Dynasty leagues. His 59 receiving yards led the Bengals in Sunday's victory.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:51:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:48:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 11:18:00 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.
Wed, May 21, 2014 05:14:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 06:26:00 PM

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