Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers have signed WR Jarius Wright to a two-year contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus and can be worth up to $3.5 million with incentives. Rapoport adds that the deal includes a third-year option.
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It’s worth mentioning that signing Wright to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
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.