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James Wright | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
College: LSU
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Bengals placed WR/ST James Wright on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
Wright reverts to 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. Jul 29 - 4:39 PM

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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.
Jul 28 - 3:28 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.
Jun 30 - 9:07 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