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Arizona Cardinals likely to sign Kendall Wright

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The Arizona Cardinals continue to struggle with the self-inflicting wounds of drops. Chad Williams, Christian Kirk, and Chase Edmonds continued the trend last night in the 28-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The drops just keep on coming and there seems to be no end in sight.

According to John Gambadoro, it seems that Steve Keim is about to make a change to the wide receiver group.

Wright (5-10 185lbs) is a former first round pick of the Tennessee Titans. He has dealt with numerous injuries throughout his NFL career that has limited his production. In his six years in the NFL , he has 339 catches, 3,858 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns. He had a breakout season in 2013 when he had career highs in catches (94) and receiving yards (1,079). Wright has been most effective in the slot and it will be interesting to see the role he’ll have with the Cardinals.

If he does sign (which is expected), the Cardinals would have to make room for him. J.J. Nelson would be the odd-man out if Wright is labeled as the deep threat. Trent Sherfield plays special team and does not figure to lose his job.

But don’t expect Steve Keim to stop there. Rishard Matthews is scheduled for a visit and a workout for the Cardinals on Tuesday. With Chad Williams’ ineffectiveness as number two wide receiver, the addition of Matthews would make a lot of sense.

Changes have been long overdue and it is better late than never for the Cardinals to revamp their struggling wide receiver core.