Wright says he expects to play at some point in the preseason, but has yet to play in either of the first two exhibitions. In the meantime, Adam Thielen is having a strong preseason and making a case to get playing time ahead of Wright as the team's fourth receiver.
Wright (undisclosed) did not play in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle.
Wright hasn't practiced since suffering an unknown ailment at an Aug. 6 practice. He says he expects to play at some point in the preseason. However, Adam Thielen is having a strong preseason and making a case to get playing time ahead of Wright as the team's fourth receiver.
Wright hasn't practiced since suffering an unknown ailment at an Aug. 6 practice, which all but rules him out for Thursday's game at Seattle. During the aforementioned media session, he was seen wearing a sleeve on his lower left leg but wouldn't acknowledge its nature because the
Wright is among a number of Vikings to remain in Mankato, Minn. rather than make the trip in order to receive treatment, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Because Zimmer didn't disclose the nature of any injury, Wright's status is in limbo in the short term. Perhaps Wright's biggest concern is his listing as a fourth-stringer on the Vikings' first unofficial depth chart of training camp.
Jarius Wright had two catches for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay.
Wright finished off the regular season with 34 receptions for 442 yards and no touchdowns--all of which were slight drop-offs from his 2014 campaign. That said, his target total fell from 62 to 49 due in part to the additions of rookie Stefon Diggs and veteran deep threat Mike Wallace. In all, Wright had a fine year relative to his role, but serving as the third receiver in a run-heavy offense doesn't bode particularly well for his fantasy value in 2016.
|1||9/11/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/23/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/31/16||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/16||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
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