The Arizona Cardinals have made it official, as the team announced today that they have signed former Tennessee Titans first round pick, wide receiver Kendall Wright.
In a corresponding move, the team is releasing rookie cornerback Deatrick Nichols.
From the team:
"Wright (5-10, 185) is a six-year NFL veteran who has played in 82 games (45 starts) in his career and has 339 receptions for 3,858 yards (11.4 yard avg.) and 19 touchdowns. The 28-year old Wright played all 16 games (four starts) last season with the Bears and had 59 receptions for 614 yards and one touchdown. He has at least 50 receptions and 500 receiving yards in four of his six NFL seasons."
"Wright spent his first five seasons in the league with Tennessee after being selected by the Titans in the first-round (20th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Baylor. He totaled 280 receptions for 3,244 yards and 18 touchdowns during his tenure (2012-16) with the Titans. Wright signed with Minnesota in the offseason, but was released on September 1."
The Cardinals have lowest total output of passing yards in the NFL and have dealt with nine drops in Josh Rosen's first two career starts.
They're hope is that Wright can rekindle some of the magic he had early in his career, but in a worst case scenario, can be a reliable target for their young signal caller.