9:05am: A pair of sources told Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune that the Vikings are not looking to deal Wright (Twitter link). The writer notes that this could change at some point today, especially since Thielen has passed Wright on the depth chart.
8:13am: With the Vikings wide receiver depth chart being dominated by younger, versatile players, the organization may be looking to move one of their more veteran wideouts. According to ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling (via Twitter), the Vikings have been trying to trade receiver Jarius Wright.
Wright has spent his entire four-year career in Minnesota after being selected in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. It looked like 2015 could be a breakout year for the former Arkansas standout, especially following a 2014 campaign where he compiled 42 receptions for 588 yards and two touchdowns. However, despite playing in all 16 games, 2015 was a bit of a disappointment, as Wright only managed to grab 34 catches for 442 yards and no touchdowns.
Goessling notes that the Vikings will likely roll with six wide receivers, but he points out that the organization appreciates some of the player’s ability to play multiple positions. As Roster Resource notes, Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, and Laquon Treadwell already topped Wright on the Vikings depth chart. Assuming the 26-year-old is traded or released, that would presumably bump Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen, and Moritz Boehringer on the depth chart.
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