WR - FA
Week 4 Outlook
10 days after signing the veteran wideout, the Arizona Cardinals have released Kendall Wright in order to make room on the 53-man roster for cornerback Deatrick Nichols. Wright was not active last week and never played a down with the Cardinals.
Wright caught 59 passes for the Bears last season but has bounced around Minnesota and Arizona in 2018 without playing a down. Still just 28, the former first-rounder should resurface again in the next few weeks.
The Cardinals signed Kendall Wright to a one-year contract Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Wright was signed by the Cardinals as they are struggling with depth at wide receiver. Their top target Larry Fitzgerald may miss some time and this may be an opportunity for Wright to play. The veteran wide receiver has not done much since his 94 catch season in 2013 with the Titans and doesn't look like he will have much of a fantasy impact with the Cardinals.
The Patriots hosted numerous veterans for a tryout Wednesday, including wide receiver Kendall Wright, who was beaten out by Laquon Treadwell for Minnesota's WR3 duties. With Julian Edelman suspended and the Patriots thin at receiver, Wright could provide a temporary boost out of the slot.
Wright, 28, spent five seasons with the Titans and played for the Bears in 2017, where he caught 59 balls for 614 yards. Wright had an excellent 94/1,079/2 campaign for the Titans back in 2013 but has otherwise been a steady, but unspectacular inside receiver. Even if he were signed by the team, Wright would be hard pressed to make much of an impact with such limited time to learn New England's complex offense.
Kendall Wright isn't considered a special teams option for the Vikings which could force him to be a gameday inactive according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.
Wright is battling for the third WR slot in the Vikings offense along with Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell has been performing well in camp. If Wright doesn't earn the third WR spot he will not be worth fantasy consideration and could even potentially not make the roster.
After a single season in Chicago, former first-round wide receiver Kendall Wright will stay in the NFC North after signing a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Wright should take over slot duties for the new-look Minnesota passing attack and is a considerable upgrade from Jarius Wright.
The presence of Kirk Cousins should assure there will be plenty of passed thrown in Minnesota this season, but Wright could struggle to match last season's 59 grabs as he's, at best, fifth in-line for touches behind Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Kyle Rudolph, and Dalvin Cook. Wright spent some of 2017 as Chicago's WR1 but he won't be afforded the same opportunity in a stacked Vikings offense. Still, he could be worth a late look in PPR leagues that have expanded rosters.