With the biggest free agent signing across the National Football League well behind us, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing their efforts to improve their roster, and have reportedly hosted a former first-round pick.
Numerous sources are reporting that the purple have met with wide receiver Kendall Wright, who most recently played for the Chicago Bears.
Wright was a first-round pick (#20 overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent his first five seasons with the Titans, and he moved on to Chicago for the 2017 season.
Wright led the Bears in both receptions (59) and receiving yardage (614) this past season, but only found the end zone one time. He’s had one 1,000-yard season in his career, with the Titans back in 2013. In his six-year career, he has totalled 339 receptions for 3,858 yards and 19 touchdowns.
You would figure that Wright would figure in as more of a slot receiver with the Vikings if the team were to bring him on, with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs lining up on the outside. With the team cutting Jarius Wright earlier this offseason, they’re obviously looking for more competition on their wide receiver depth chart, and he has the sort of abilities that the Vikings could find intriguing.
We’ll have to see if anything materializes from Wright having a visit with Rick Spielman and company. If the Vikings do sign him, I’m guessing it would be for a relatively low salary figure.