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#Vikings sign Kendall Wright for likely No. 3 wide receiver role behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

I would think that signing might not make Treadwell happy.


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Pretty solid slot WR signing. Good hands and pretty physical. Some injury concerns and it sounds like his route running isn't the best.


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I really liked him comimg out of Baylor. Some people forget he caught nearly 100 balls for over 1,000 yards in 2013. I like it. Comparable to the Wright that just left.

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I really liked him comimg out of Baylor. Some people forget he caught nearly 100 balls for over 1,000 yards in 2013. I like it. Comparable to the Wright that just left.


I think it is an ok signing. My biggest issues with this is that....

1. We don't really need another slot WR. Both our starters are actually slot WRs that offer some versatility on the outside. 2 years ago Diggs broke out in the slot. Last season Adam was moved to the slot and he broke out. Now we add another slot guy who isn't the best blocker and it just leaves me confused.

2. What did he sign for? I hope its a lot less than 3 million that Wright was cut for. Although he is an upgrade, it makes you question what the savings were for. Cutting a loyal player for a 1 year rental. Would like to see a big wr added at some point (besides 6'2 Theilan).


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Hate this signing. He's no better then the Wright that just left. I doubt he is any cheaper. What does Rick have against getting a good tall WR? I know he screwed up with Treadwell but having a decent sized receiver is good to have. We already have the slot covered. Wasnt there an article about how the guy rarely even gets open when we played them the first time? We have a few short guys already on the PS that could have played the slot. Plus we get shafted by WR we get in our division.


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Hate this signing. He's no better then the Wright that just left. I doubt he is any cheaper. What does Rick have against getting a good tall WR? I know he screwed up with Treadwell but having a decent sized receiver is good to have. We already have the slot covered. Wasnt there an article about how the guy rarely even gets open when we played them the first time? We have a few short guys already on the PS that could have played the slot. Plus we get shafted by WR we get in our division.
I agree. It's a questionable signing to me. But I dont quite hate it.

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Hate this signing. He's no better then the Wright that just left. I doubt he is any cheaper. What does Rick have against getting a good tall WR? I know he screwed up with Treadwell but having a decent sized receiver is good to have. We already have the slot covered. Wasnt there an article about how the guy rarely even gets open when we played them the first time? We have a few short guys already on the PS that could have played the slot. Plus we get shafted by WR we get in our division.
I agree. It's a questionable signing to me. But I dont quite hate it.

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Yeah, hate is a strong word. I meant I really dont understand it.


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I really won't have an opinion until I see what the contract looks like. I haven't found anything yet.


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Diggs hasn't been the epitome of health so Wright provides depth and a potential #3 option. He's not very tall but he has the physicality and measurables (really good vertical) to go up and grab contested footballs. The Vikings still need a guy who can stretch the field now.

I assume his contract is a couple mil which isn't bad. I'd prefer him over Decker or bringing back Floyd.


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Diggs hasn't been the epitome of health so Wright provides depth and a potential #3 option. He's not very tall but he has the physicality and measurables (really good vertical) to go up and grab contested footballs. The Vikings still need a guy who can stretch the field now.

I assume his contract is a couple mil which isn't bad. I'd prefer him over Decker or bringing back Floyd.


Really? Over Decker? Decker has proven himself a great receiver with a good QB. I dont think anyone here would even know Wright if we didnt play the Bears twice a year. Maybe they saved some cash going from one Wright to the other. We need a good #3 3 WR, that is a great threat in the endzone. To go along with Kyle.


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Hate this signing. He's no better then the Wright that just left. I doubt he is any cheaper. What does Rick have against getting a good tall WR? I know he screwed up with Treadwell but having a decent sized receiver is good to have. We already have the slot covered. Wasnt there an article about how the guy rarely even gets open when we played them the first time? We have a few short guys already on the PS that could have played the slot. Plus we get shafted by WR we get in our division.
I agree. It's a questionable signing to me. But I dont quite hate it.

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Yeah, hate is a strong word. I meant I really dont understand it.


I don't understand it either. Kendall Wright is a mostly dink and dunk receiver who is slow, has had some health issues, and can't help in stretching the field (which is something the Vikings still need).

Personally, I'd rather the Vikings still had Jarius Wright.


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I thought he played decent when he was with the Titains. I think Bears didn't utilize him properly.


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S197 wrote:
Diggs hasn't been the epitome of health so Wright provides depth and a potential #3 option. He's not very tall but he has the physicality and measurables (really good vertical) to go up and grab contested footballs. The Vikings still need a guy who can stretch the field now.

I assume his contract is a couple mil which isn't bad. I'd prefer him over Decker or bringing back Floyd.


Really? Over Decker? Decker has proven himself a great receiver with a good QB. I dont think anyone here would even know Wright if we didnt play the Bears twice a year. Maybe they saved some cash going from one Wright to the other. We need a good #3 3 WR, that is a great threat in the endzone. To go along with Kyle.


Have you watched Decker the last year or two? His production is way down. Age and injury have caught up with him.

Wright was a 1st round pick so I'm not sure why people wouldn't have heard of him. I don't know his contract details but hopefully it's about $2M. His career has been a lot more productive than Jarius. Granted he's gotten more opportunity but that also says something about Jarius who has had years to work himself up the depth chart.


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S197 wrote:
PurpleKoolaid wrote:
S197 wrote:
Diggs hasn't been the epitome of health so Wright provides depth and a potential #3 option. He's not very tall but he has the physicality and measurables (really good vertical) to go up and grab contested footballs. The Vikings still need a guy who can stretch the field now.

I assume his contract is a couple mil which isn't bad. I'd prefer him over Decker or bringing back Floyd.


Really? Over Decker? Decker has proven himself a great receiver with a good QB. I dont think anyone here would even know Wright if we didnt play the Bears twice a year. Maybe they saved some cash going from one Wright to the other. We need a good #3 3 WR, that is a great threat in the endzone. To go along with Kyle.


Have you watched Decker the last year or two? His production is way down. Age and injury have caught up with him.

Wright was a 1st round pick so I'm not sure why people wouldn't have heard of him. I don't know his contract details but hopefully it's about $2M. His career has been a lot more productive than Jarius. Granted he's gotten more opportunity but that also says something about Jarius who has had years to work himself up the depth chart.


Good points. Despite playing on a lucrative extension, Jarius was passed up by an undrafted free agent and a fifth round draft pick.


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A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


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A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.


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A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.


Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.


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Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:
A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.


Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.


And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?


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And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?


I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?


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And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?


I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?
Yeah, Idk. Something is fishy there. I am waiting for more info to figure out why he didn't play more.

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And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?


I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?
Yeah, Idk. Something is fishy there. I am waiting for more info to figure out why he didn't play more.

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He must not have been good enough on a consistent basis.

An undrafted player and 5th rounder are starting so it's not as if WRs on the Vikings don't get opportunities.

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A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.

No, more of a silly signing.


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Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:
A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.


Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.

Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.


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mossbutt wrote:
Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:
A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.

No, more of a silly signing.


How can you say it was silly until we've seen the contract parameters? If we're paying him $6M per year, then I will certainly agree with you. If we're paying him $2M, then likely not (Treadwell makes just under $2M per year).


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mossbutt wrote:
Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:
A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.


Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.

No, more of a silly signing.


How can you say it was silly until we've seen the contract parameters? If we're paying him $6M per year, then I will certainly agree with you. If we're paying him $2M, then likely not (Treadwell makes just under $2M per year).


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Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.


He was Mr sure thing but when? Three years ago? The last two seasons he's had 39 total catches the only "sure thing" about him these last two seasons is that he wouldn't be very involved.

I don't know if it's the coaches fault for how they used him or something he was or wasn't doing but he simply hasn't been valuable to this team in a while.

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Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.


Cliff wrote:
He was Mr sure thing but when? Three years ago? The last two seasons he's had 39 total catches the only "sure thing" about him these last two seasons is that he wouldn't be very involved.

I don't know if it's the coaches fault for how they used him or something he was or wasn't doing but he simply hasn't been valuable to this team in a while.


He had a terrible contract. Perhaps the worst not handed out to a draft pick under the Spielman/brezinski era. That there is still dead money on his contract at this point shows just how desperate the vikings were to retain some kind of semi-competent WR at that juncture, and just how empty the cupboard really was. He would probably still be around if he signed a more reasonable deal. Not that I blame him for cashing in, but when you are a borderline #3 #4 WR its sometimes best to take a longterm team friendly deal and you will wind up better off in the end.


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I think Wright was just ready to move on.

Probably signing Kendall Wright will keep us from using an earlier pick for a WR in the draft.


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Honestly, I think the Kendall Wright signing is more of a notice to Treadwell than Jarius. Both are similar in that they are not that quick but can go up and win contested passes. Both lack polish in their route running but exhibit above average hands. Treadwell is the bigger guy and better run blocker but Wright is shiftier and out jumps him. I think Jarius' replacement is Coley, Jones, or Zylstra.

Treadwell:

https://www.mockdraftable.com/player/laquon-treadwell

Kendall Wright:

https://www.mockdraftable.com/player/kendall-wright


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What worries me is that jarious Wright made a lot seriously clutch catches at critical points in the ballgame over the years. Do we have anybody who does that as consistently and Often as Jarious Wright did? He was really clutch for us over the last few years. He didn't catch a balls but the ones he did were often at very critical moments. He always came through. I was shocked we let him go


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