26-Year-Old Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
A 2011 fourth-round pick, Wright has become an important piece in the Seahawks defense. He's faster than his 4.75 speed suggests and his versatility allows him to play all three linebacker spots. A su...
K.J. Wright Contract Information:
Signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks in December of 2014.
Wright signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks on Thursday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
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K.J. Wright: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Wright played Sunday in the NFC championship game for the first time since breaking his foot Week 14. Malcom Smith, who made the game-sealing interception in the NFC championship, filled in well in Wright's absence and will continue to see plenty of snaps. He likely will play at the expense of strongside linebacker Bruce Irvin on running downs. Wright said Thursday he will move back to the weakside spot after splitting time with Irvin on the strongside last week. Wright played strongside linebacker last week only because it requires less running in the Seahawks' defensive schemes. The Broncos' passing game thrives on intermediate crossing routes, which will require Wright to be on his game to defend.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Wright's anticipated return will likely send fellow linebacker Malcom Smith to a bench role, but his return is a bit of good news for the Seahawks (who ruled out wideout Percy Harvin on Friday) heading into Sunday's NFC championship game.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Wright returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, then took the next step just one day later. He's been out since early December but seems to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. If Wright is able to go, Malcom Smith will likely return to a bench role, despite playing well in Wright's absence.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)A playoff return would seem to represent Wright's best-case scenario, as he's expected to miss the rest of the regular season. The Seahawks will likely turn to Malcolm Smith as a replacement, while Wright focuses on getting healthy for the postseason. Prior to suffering the foot injury, Wright recorded three tackles in Sunday's game, bringing his total to 80 takedowns (46 solo) for the season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Wright missed three games last season with a foot injury but otherwise was a force at weakside linebacker. The position doesn't offer him many sacks -- just 4.5 in his three seasons in Seattle -- but he's posted a 100-tackle pace the last two years. The Seahawks have an excellent linebacking corps, and the 6-4, 246, Wright is a major reason why.
Wagner has decisively established himself as Seattle's top linebacker, but Wright seems safely locked in as the team's other nickel linebacker, meaning Wright should comfortably make it to triple-digit tackles as long as he plays 16 games. He missed one game and most of another due to a concussion, and as a result he finished with 96 tackles to go along with one sack and one interception. Wright's per-game tackle numbers should improve in 2013, though, because Leroy Hill is no longer around, and Wright should surpass the 866 defensive snaps he saw in 2012.