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James Wright
WR #86
Height:
6-1
Weight:
201
Age:
24
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
Buras, La.
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 5 91 18.2 30 0 3 30 10 13 0 0 0
2014 CIN 11 0 5 91 18.2 30 0 3 30 10 13 0 -- --

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Bio

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright showed promise as a rookie and hopes in ’16 to pick up where he left off ... Was on Bengals Reserve/Injured list for 2015, due to continued rehab from knee injury suffered in ’14 ... Played in 11 games as a rookie before his season was cut short by the knee injury, on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay ... Made key plays in win at Tampa Bay before suffering injury.

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright showed promise as a rookie and hopes in ’16 to pick up where he left off ... Was on Bengals Reserve/Injured list for 2015, due to continued rehab from knee injury suffered in ’14 ... Played in 11 games as a rookie before his season was cut short by the knee injury, on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay ... Made key plays in win at Tampa Bay before suffering injury.

     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.

     2015 highlights: Waived/injured by Bengals as training camp began, and reverted to Reserve/Injured list, where he remained for the preseason, regular season and postseason.

     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.

     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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