Wright (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Prior to receiving DNPs in the first two games of this season, Wright had been active for 55 consecutive games for the Vikings. The Vikings will have five wideouts at their disposal Sunday.
Wright is healthy after missing much of the preseason with a calf injury. However, he's fallen down the depth chart and there were reports the
This confirms that Wright has been buried on the depth chart, with Thielen likely taking on slot duties in three-wide formations to start the season. Treadwell could push for the No. 3 wideout role before long, as starter Diggs is expected to play a lot of snaps from the slot. Regardless, Wright has been marginalized in the Minnesota offense and may eventually be a candidate for release.
Wright had three receptions for 35 yards on six targets in Thursday's preseason win over the Rams.
Wright showed he's healthy after missing the first two preseason games with a sore hamstring. However, his spot on the depth chart remains unclear as Adam Thielen and perhaps Laquon Tredwell may be ahead of him as the regular season begins.
Wright (calf) caught his lone target for a 26-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.
Wright proved his health and made the most of his lone target, but it was still a discouraging night for the fifth-year wideout, as he didn't get a single snap while Teddy Bridgewater was still in the game, according to Pro Football Focus. With Laquon Tredwell and Adam Thielen potentially both jumping Wright on Minnesota's depth chart, the veteran slot specialist may fall back to the No. 5 spot. The Vikings will likely keep six wide receivers, as Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the NFL's premiere kick returners.
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