Kendall Wright Injury Updates

The Vikings signed WR Kendall Wright to a 1-year deal. After fizzling out in Tennessee, Wright revived his value a bit with a 59-614-1 line in Chicago last year. He figures to slide in as Minnesota's #3 WR behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen -- although he'll need to hold off Laquon Treadwell for that spot. Wright won't be much of a fantasy factor without an injury to the 2 guys in front of him on the depth chart.

Bears WR Markus Wheaton (finger) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll make his 2017 debut on Sunday against the Steelers. Wheaton isn’t a fantasy option but does put a bit of a dent in WR Kendall Wright’s target projection.

The Bears have released WR Victor Cruz. The writing was on the wall when the veteran suited up for Thursday night's preseason finale. Turning 31 in November and with a plethora of leg injuries behind him, Cruz has very little left in the tank. He remains off the redraft radar. Chicago's WR depth chart now reads: Kevin White, Kendall Wright, Deonte Thompson, Josh Bellamy. WR Markus Wheaton is expected to miss another week or 2 with his finger injury.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bears have agreed to a 1-year deal with WR Kendall Wright. The former 1st-round pick spent his 1st 5 seasons with the Titans and displayed promise through 3 of them. Wright lost 11 games to injuries over the past 2 years, though, and totaled just 65 receptions over that span. He joins a Bears offense that ran Cameron Meredith primarily from the slot over the 2nd half of last season -- to surprising success -- and still has slot man Eddie Royal on the roster. Royal carries a $5 million salary for 2017, though, and the Chicago Tribune reported earlier this month that the team is is expected to release him. At this point, we'd slot Wright behind Kevin White and Meredith for fantasy -- in an offense unlikely to support 3 worthwhile fantasy wideouts. It's worth noting, at least, that Wright played under Bears OC Dowell Loggains when Loggains piloted Tennessee's offense in 2013. Wright produced career highs in receptions (94) and receiving yards (1,079) that season and ranked 20th among PPR receivers.

Titans WR Kendall Wright is inactive for today's game against the Broncos. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so he looks like a healthy scratch. Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe will serve as Tennessee's top 2 WRs against Denver's stingy secondary.

Update: Wright was scratched after missing a team meeting on Saturday, according to insider Jim Wyatt.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Lions. He returned to limited practices this week and could make his 2016 debut in Week 3. Wright will need to show something before becoming a fantasy option, though. He was running as Tennessee's #3 WR before that hamstring injury.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Minnesota. Increasingly injury-prone, Wright isn’t worth rostering in fantasy leagues. The Titans will start Rishard Matthews and rookie Tajae Sharpe to open the season.

Titans WR Kendall Wright re-injured his hamstring in Monday's practice. It was his 1st workout since early August. Wright has already fallen behind Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews in the pecking order and is off the fantasy radar for now. HC Mike Mularkey was non-committal on Wright's Week 1 availability. “I don’t know enough about the injury yet, but I know he couldn’t finish practice,’’ Mularkey said.

Titans WR Kendall Wright is dealing with a hamstring injury. He's missed the past week and is expected to be out "a couple more weeks" after an MRI showed fluid in the hammy. Wright wasn't looking like an exciting fantasy option to begin with after seeing his catches and yards dip in 2 straight seasons. At this point, he's not worth a roster spot in standard-sized leagues.

Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham reportedly isn't doing much in team workouts so far, and it seems like HC Mike Mularkey is perturbed. “He’s not done a lot of work because he tweaked his hamstring like a year ago,” Mularkey told The Tennessean on Friday. “So he’s got some work to do.” If a guy's dealing with a legit injury -- even minor at this stage in the NFL calendar -- then a coach tends to just say that. When you say it happened "like a year ago," you're probably annoyed that the player isn't on the field. If DGB puts in the work, he should have a shot at lead receiver duties this season. If he doesn't, then more opportunities will fall to Kendall Wright and Rishard Matthews. We'll see where this goes as summer approaches.

Titans WR Kendall Wright injured his knee in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans and is officially questionable to return.  He missed the previous 2 games with a rib injury.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday.  We don't have any details on the injury, but Wright appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Jets.  With just 1 game with more than 4 catches all season, he shouldn't be in your Week 14 fantasy plans.

Titans interim HC Mike Mularkey on Thursday ruled WR Kendall Wright (knee) out for this weekend's game against the Saints.  Getting scratched so early in the week doesn't bode well for Wright's Week 10 availability.  Harry Douglas, back from his rib injury, Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham will serve as Tennessee's top 3 WRs this Sunday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Titans WR Kendall Wright sprained his MCL in Sunday's loss to the Texans.  "His doesn't sound nearly as bad Le'Veon Bell's," Schefter adds.  This could still be a multi-week injury, though.  We should learn more later today.  Wright's absence would leave Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham as Tennessee's top 2 WRs.  Harry Douglas (ribs) has yet to return to practice.

 
 
 

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