When the Minnesota Vikings released wide receiver Jarius Wright late last week, there were rumblings that Wright might be interested in coming back to the Vikings with a lower price tag. However, after only being on the market for a few days, it appears that he’s found a new home. . .one with some familiar faces.
Former #Vikings WR Jarius Wright is signing with the #Panthers, source said, on a 2-year deal. He gets a $2M signing bonus and the first year is worth up to $3.5M with incentives. ... Didn’t take long to find a home.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2018
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that Wright will be signing a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Wright joins a couple of Vikings that have made the move to Charlotte over the past couple of seasons. Offensive tackle Matt Kalil and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn both signed with the Panthers last offseason, as did wide receiver Charles Johnson (who did not make it out of camp with Carolina). The Panthers are also, reportedly, hosting offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles today, so Wright could have more former Vikings to hang out with on his new team.
It’s important to note that, because he was released, Wright will not affect any potential Compensatory Draft picks that the Vikings may receive or lose because of free agency moves.
Jarius Wright has found himself a new home. We wish him the best. . .except, of course, for when he plays against the Vikings.