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K.J. Wright Signs the Las Vegas Raiders

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For the last 10 seasons, K.J. Wright owned the field with his running mate, Bobby Wagner. Now, he departed rainy Seattle for the Dessert of Las Vegas, and the Raiders.


New Home

Former Seahawk K.J. Wright has finally found a new home. After an entire offseason of waiting, Wright finally signed a 1-year, $4 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Raiders’ new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley got a guy he is very familiar with. Wright played under Bradley as a rookie in 2011, and again in 2012 before Bradley departed to become the head coach of the Jaguars in 2013.

Fantasy Outlook

The familiarity with Bradley should help vault Wright into extra snaps right off the bat. Wright steps in as the most experienced player on the roster, and the most consistent. He has five seasons with over 100 combined tackles and has the fourth most pass defenses in the league since being drafted. Wright also finished last season with 10 pass defenses and 11 tackles for a loss.

Expect Wright to be on the field a lot. In 2020, he switched from weakside LB to strongside LB and became the only player in the NFL to record double-digit pass defenses and tackles for a loss last season.

Even if he reverts back to the weak side, he will be a force.


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