This from @scott_fowler – who is currently on the road but called in the scoop citing a source – Panthers are expected to soon sign WR Jarius Wright to play in the slot. Most recently with the Vikings. Has experience in Norv Turner's offense.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) March 19, 2018
Wright, 28, recorded his best seasons as a Viking under offensive coordinator Norv Turner. The two will be reunited in Carolina with Wright projected to be the slot receiver for quarterback Cam Newton.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2018
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wright’s contract is for two years with a third-year option. He’ll receive a $2 million signing bonus and can make up to $3.5 million with incentives in year one.
Wright’s production diminished the last few seasons in Minnesota. A fourth-round pick of the 2012 draft, he recorded career-highs of 42 catches for 588 yards in 2014. He then caught 34 and 11 passes the next two seasons and recorded 18 receptions last year. Despite the dip in numbers, Wright was consistent target on third down. Of his 153 career receptions, 101 were for first downs.
Following the departure of Wright, the Vikings now have receivers Stefon Diggs (24), Adam Thielen (27), Laquon Treadwell (22), Stacy Coley (23), Cayleb Jones (24), and Brandon Zylstra (24) on the roster.