Friday, March 16, 2018

Vikings release WR Jarius Wright

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The Vikings have released wide receiver Jarius Wright. Daniel House explains what the decision means for Minnesota's cap space. 

The Vikings have released wide receiver Jarius Wright, according to the team.

Wright's playing time diminished during the past two seasons as he tallied just 29 catches, 265 yards and three touchdowns. He was a quiet weapon on third down, grabbing ten successful first down receptions 13 tries last season.

Overall, Wright played in 79 games, tallying 2,039 yards and ten touchdowns during his six seasons with the Vikings organization. Most of his statistical success came in the first three seasons of his career. Wright's most notable moment was an 87-yard game-winning touchdown against the New York Jets in 2014.

Minnesota is freeing up cap space after restructuring running back Latavius Murray's contract on Thursday. Releasing Jarius Wright will open roughly $2.64 million in cap space, according to Spotrac. If the Vikings are trying to create additional space for another move, a veteran like Brian Robison could be next.

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