Jarius Wright Open To Re-Signing With Vikings


Free agent WR Jarius Wright tells Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he hasn’t closed the door on possibly returning to the Vikings at a lower salary, even after they recently released him.

“It’s not out of the question,” Wright said. “But it’s the NFL. We’ll have to see what happens. But I love Minnesota. I would love to come back, so you just never know what will happen.”

Regarding his release, Wright says it didn’t come as a big surprise to and the Vikings were upfront with him about the possibility.

“It wasn’t a big surprise,” Wright said. “They had come to me and let me know that it was a [possiblity] with some of the contracts they were looking at. They kept me updated.”

Wright, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2012. He was in the fourth year of his five-year, $15.46 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $3.6 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Vikings cut him this offseason.

In 2017, Wright appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and caught 18 passes for 198 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 48 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.