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James Wright
WR #86
Height:
6-1
Weight:
201
College:
LSU
Hometown:
Buras, La.
Experience:
3
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 24 18 197 10.9 8.2 30 0 2 0 12 0
2016 CIN 13 13 106 8.2 8.2 15 0 0 0 7 0
2014 CIN 11 5 91 18.2 8.3 30 0 2 0 5 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 24 5 0.2 24 4.8 1 0 13 3 60 0 0 0
2016 CIN 13 2 0.2 -6 -3 -0.5 0 2 1 50 0 0 0
2014 CIN 11 3 0.3 30 10 2.7 0 13 2 66.7 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 24 17 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 CIN 13 11 4 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CIN 11 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright has resumed action this season after spending 2015 on Bengals Reserve/Injured list, due to rehab from knee injury suffered in ’14 ... Has contributed this season as a receiver and is tied for special teams tackles lead (six) ... Played in 11 games as a rookie before his season was cut short by the knee injury, on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay.

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright has resumed action this season after spending 2015 on Bengals Reserve/Injured list, due to rehab from knee injury suffered in ’14 ... Has contributed this season as a receiver and is tied for special teams tackles lead (six) ... Played in 11 games as a rookie before his season was cut short by the knee injury, on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2014 NFL Draft (239th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-21-14 ... Waived (injured) by Bengals on 7-28-15 ... Reverted to Bengals (Reserve/Injured list) after clearing waivers on 7-29-15.

     2016 highlights: Has played in Games 1-4, totaling three receptions for 27 yards and tied-for-team-leading six special teams tackles ... Had a seven-yard catch on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets, and also took a direct shotgun snap, rushing for two yards and a first down ... Had a 10-yard catch on both Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh and Sept. 25 vs. Denver.

     Previous seasons: 2014—Wright earned spot on Bengals season-opening roster after strong play in training camp and preseason ... Played in Games 2-12 and had five catches for 91 yards, three rushes for 30 yards, five special teams tackles and a forced fumble on punt coverage ... Inactive for Game 1 (concussion) and Games 13-16 (knee) ... Made NFL debut Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, with one special teams tackle ... Had first career reception late in overtime on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, a 24-yarder to Panthers 31, putting the Bengals in FG range, but the attempt was missed ... Had an 11-yard rush on a reverse play and one special teams tackle on Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, and teamed with CB Dre Kirkpatrick to down a Kevin Huber punt at the Jacksonville six ... On Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland, had a 13-yard rush on a reverse play and forced a fumble by Jim Leonhard on kickoff coverage, with Bengals recovering ... Also vs. Cleveland, teamed with Dre Kirkpatrick to down a punt at the Cleveland three-yard line ... Had one catch for eight yards, converting a third-and-eight play, on Nov. 16 at New Orleans ... Prior to suffering knee injury Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay, produced his best game as a pro, leading team in receiving yards (59 on three receptions), including acrobatic 30-yard catch on third down in the fourth quarter to keep clock moving. 2015—Waived/injured by Bengals as training camp began, and reverted to Reserve/Injured list, where he remained for the preseason, regular season and postseason.

     College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at LSU, seeing action in 11 or more games each season and helping Tigers to a 44-9 record ... Made only six starts among his 50 games played, but showed NFL potential ... Had 25 career receptions, for 304 yards (12.2) ... Special teams captain as a senior, when he played in every game for 10-3 team and won team’s “Wild Tiger” trophy for accumulating team’s highest total of special teams “production points” ... Career-best receiving totals (18-for-242) as a junior ... As a sophomore, played in all 14 games for team that was unbeaten before falling to Alabama in national title game.

     Personal: Hometown is Buras, La. ... Attended Belle Chasse High School, in Greater New Orleans, where he earned Class 4A All-State honors as a senior in 2009 and had 39 career TD catches ... Business administration major at LSU, with concentration in management.

 

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