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Cardinals sign wide receiver, former 1st-round draft pick Kendall Wright

Posted: 3:14 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 21:18:04Z

Looking to add a boost to their struggling offense, the Arizona Cardinals signed veteran Kendall Wright to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

The 28-year-old Wright was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent his first five NFL seasons in Tennessee and played for the Chicago Bears last season. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings after the 2017 season but was released before the regular season began.

Wright caught 59 passes for 614 yards and a touchdown for the Bears last season. His best career NFL season came in 2013, when he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards and two TDs.

Wright will look to boost a Cardinals offense that is last in the NFL in yards per game and second to last in passing yards per game. He will join a wide-receiver unit that includes perennial Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald and rookie/Valley native Christian Kirk.

The Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers 28-18 on Sunday for their first win of the season.

Also on Monday, the Cardinals released rookie cornerback Deatrick Nichols.