Jarius Wright likely on the outs in Minnesota

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Before the Vikings shook up cut-down day by trading for quarterback Sam Bradford, a question had emerged regarding the job security of one of the team’s receivers.

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the Vikings aren’t shopping Jarius Wright. A largely overlooked slot player who has a modest history of making reliable catches in the clutch, Vensel suggested that Wright has lost the slot job to Adam Thielen. However, a source with knowledge of the inner workings of the organization tells PFT slightly otherwise.

Stefon Diggs quietly has become the team’s primary slot receiver. Although the plan this year is to move him around, the thinking is that he’ll fit best in the slot more often than not. So with Wright supplanted by Diggs and Thielen a key contributor on special teams, Thielen becomes more valuable to the overall roster.

Laquon Treadwell and Charles Johnson also will get plenty of reps on the outside, with Cordarrelle Patterson expected to do something more than return kicks this year. Then there’s rookie sixth-round Moritz Böhringer, who is widely expected to be waived today and then re-signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

11 responses to “Jarius Wright likely on the outs in Minnesota

  1. I like Jarius Wright. I wish he had a spot on the team. But Thielen has come on since the second half of last season.

  2. “he would start immediately in bleacher town”

    Haha, keep trying. He was one of the GREAT Viking WRS, per the delusion. SMH!

  3. Treadwell can’t catch. Diggs is a pedestrian late rounder. Theilen is OK but he’s not going to take the constant beating he’s going to get. Charles Johnson couldn’t make the Packers roster. Cordarelle needs to go back and retake 2nd grade.

    Sam Bradford is doomed just like the entire Vikings franchise has been for 55 years.

  4. Jarius Wright is a very solid player but his training camp injury and salary will hurt him. It seems like they would have to cut somebody with a reasonably high salary to make room for Bradford’s $7 million this year.

    My guess is Wright signs with the Packers to be their #3 receiver. Go ahead, tell me how much better Montgomery, Adams, Abbrederis, and Janis are.

  5. Go ahead, tell me how much better Montgomery, Adams, Abbrederis, and Janis are
    3 to 5 times better I’d say…

  6. Its a little hard to imagine any GM having the audacity to hijack the Viking’s historic European project, esp. given how little film there is on this kid, and nothing to distinguish such a green one from other big and fast receiver prospects.

  7. pkrlvr says:
    Sep 3, 2016 3:48 PM
    Go ahead, tell me how much better Montgomery, Adams, Abbrederis, and Janis are
    3 to 5 times better I’d say…

    Speaks volumes of the education one gets living in WI.

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