Minnesota Vikings Get Former Bears’ WR Kendall Wright

Kendall Wright getting tackled. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Minnesota Vikings have done some good things in this NFL offseason, but it looks like they are not done yet. The team has announced on Friday that they have signed free-agent wide receiver Kendall Wright, confirming the deal via their official Twitter profile.

Kendall Wright spent the 2017 season with the Chicago Bears, forming a productive partnership with the team’s rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Wright was Trubisky’s preferred target and ended up leading the Bears with 59 receptions in the season. He ended 2017 with 614 receiving yards and one touchdown.

According to the reports, Wright will compete for the third wide receiver spot on the team, behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The Vikings previously cut Jarius Wright in order to give themselves more room to maneuver the salary-cap.

Kendall Wright was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of 2012 NFL Draft and ended up playing in 15 in his rookie season. He showed promise, having 64 receptions for 626 yards, and adding four receiving touchdowns. His second season in the NFL was also his best one since he had 94 receptions for 1,079 yards, both career highs. In the following seasons, his production dropped and the Titans decided to move on from him in 2017. After being released by the Titans, Wright signed a one year, $4 million deal with the Bears.