EDIT: The Bears have announced the deal is official.
The 27 year old Wright, has played his entire five year career with the Tennessee Titans, after being a 1st round draft pick in 2012. His best season came in 2013, when he had 94 receptions for 1,079 yards. His offensive coordinator that season, current Bears O.C. Dowell Loggains.
Back in 2013, Loggains said that Wright had the freedom to run his routes as creatively as he needed to get open. “He’s the only guy I’ve ever been a part of on a football team, any coaching staff I’ve ever been on, that has had that freedom to get where he needs to get.” Coach and player obviously saw eye to eye, and the Bears are banking on that chemistry still being a thing.
For his career, Wright has played in 66 games, making 41 starts, and he has 280 receptions for 3,244 yards and 18 touchdowns. The 5’10”, 191 pound Wright, will join newly signed Markus Wheaton (5’11”, 189) to give the Bears an element of speed to their offense.
Last year, Wright fell out of favor with Titans’ coaches, losing playing time during the season. He was benched for their week 11 game for tardiness and missing meetings and he was also inactive week 17.
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