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WR Jarius Wright - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 182Born: 11-25-1989College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 4

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Preseason player page

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 17): Wright suffered a hamstring injury that forced him out of the game on Sunday - he'll be evaluated further on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

General News (Fri Nov 21): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Nov 20): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Nov 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 12: vs Green Bay Packers

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Christian Ponder reminded everyone why the Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater this year, by flubbing Ponder's one start of the season at Green Bay in Week 5 (six sacks taken for -34 yards; 22/44 for 222 yards passing, zero TDs and two interceptions thrown). Since then he's been back on the third team where he deserves to be, leaving Bridgewater to learn his craft as an NFL starter. Looking back to Week 5 won't tell us much about Bridgewater's prospects during Week 12. Bridgewater had a game to forget against the Bears last week, throwing 18/28 for 158 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -11 yards. He had a better game two contests ago, throwing 26/42 for 268 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown (with two sacks taken for -16 yards). During that two week span, Cordarrelle Patterson (10 targets for 3/33/0 receiving) and Greg Jennings (12 for 7/80/0) lead the list of most-targeted receivers for Bridgewater. He's thrown his TDs to tight ends Rhett Ellison (five for 5/37/1) and Chase Ford (nine for 6/70/1) - there hasn't been much in the way of fantasy points to share around. The Packers' pass D is ranked 13th in the NFL averaging 238.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 15 passing scores given out vs. 14 interceptions (tied-third in the NFL) and 25 sacks (tied-11th) put up to date. Mark Sanchez managed 26/44 for 320 net yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions at Lambeau Field last week (three sacks taken for -26 yards), while Jay Cutler threw 23/40 for 256 net yards, one TD allowed vs. two interceptions thrown while taking three sacks for -18 yards. The Packers have the edge in this matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at TB 0 0 0 3 2 13 0 0
9 vs WAS 0 0 0 4 2 29 0 0
11 at CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 vs GB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 vs GB PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
12 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *
12 vs GB PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)

Wright almost made a fantastic catch along the sideline late in the first half, but he was too close to the sideline to make the catch and keep both feet in. On the play, he was well covered and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw towards Wright's back shoulder where only Wright had a chance to make the play. Bridgewater might have tried to lead him instead, but it would have been a riskier pass. It was a very near thing, but Wright's left foot came down out of bounds. Other than that, Wright didn't see much attention from his quarterback, and in fact was only on the field for 40 percent of the offensive snaps, well behind most of the other receivers.


Latest News

Vikings | Friday practice report for Week 12 (Fri Nov 21, 05:14 PM) - Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), DE Scott Crichton (hip), DE Everson Griffen (neck), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) all fully practiced and was probable. OT Mike Harris (ankle) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (non-injury) both were limited and are probable. WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) fully participated and is questionable. DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate and is questionable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 20, 05:29 PM) - Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Anthony Barr (knee), OT Michael X. Harris (ankle) and WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) were limited. DEs Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were full participants.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 12 (Wed Nov 19, 04:58 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) and OT Mike Harris (ankle) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. LB Anthony Barr (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DE Everson Griffen (neck) all were limited in practice. DE Scott Crichton (hip) fully practiced.

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Vikings | Jarius Wright injures hamstring (Sun Nov 16, 03:05 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.

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