RB Jason Wright - Arizona Cardinals
|5-10, 210||Born: 7-12-1982||College: Northwestern||Drafted: ---|
2010 Week 8 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Wright had a few red zone touches, so while he has no fantasy value, he could hurt some of the Cards backs who do.
2010 Week 14 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Wright had a few touches but looked slow and presented no threat to do anything in the open field.
2009 Week 2 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)
Wright got in the two-minute drill, and Warner found him for a late first-half TD, but he is still just a bench RB for the Cards.
2009 Week 7 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)
Wright was brought in to spell Tim Hightower on a key 3rd down with the game on the line and he came through with a 6 yd screen TD catch. This proved to be the only play Wright made on the week.
2009 Week 11 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jason Wright caught one short pass out of the backfield from Matt Leinart in the third quarter. He has no fantasy value right now.
2008 Week 1 vs DAL (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright filled in for Jamal Lewis when Cleveland needed to give Lewis a break. Wright has good hands and showed good decision making when asked to carry the ball.
2008 Week 2 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Wright came in to give Lewis a rest a few times, and was a change of pace back for Cleveland.
2008 Week 3 vs BAL (1 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright saw limited action, but had a couple of nice runs where he showed solid quickness and made some nice cuts.
2008 Week 4 vs CIN (5 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Wright shared time with Jerome Harrison in changing the pace of the Cleveland rushing attack. He looked very quick on the field and made a couple good cuts when he was in.
2008 Week 6 vs NYG (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Wright's nine total yards came on two touches in the game as RB Jerome Harrison served as the primary backup in the game.
2008 Week 7 vs WAS (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright's participation was minimal.
2008 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Wright was on the field in a lot of third and long situations, and caught both of the short passes thrown to him.
2008 Week 9 vs BAL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)
Wright was utilized as a change of pace back and scored on a short flat route in the red zone. He showed good vision and quickness to get to the pylon before the defense could close on him.
2008 Week 12 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright did not see much action and looks to be falling in the depth chart behind Jerome Harrison.
2008 Week 13 vs IND (2 / 11 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Wright saw some garbage time action, but really was not used much. The Browns like him as a receiver out of the backfield, but that is about all the action Wright has had lately.
2008 Week 14 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
Wright came in and played the majority of the game because the Browns could not run the ball at all. The Browns like Wright in the backfield when they're passing the ball. He caught only five of the 11 balls thrown his way, mostly on dump down passes from Dorsey.
2008 Week 15 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright saw a few plays out of the backfield but did not receive any action on offense.
2008 Week 16 vs CIN (7 / 30 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 33 / 0 rec)
Wright caught six passes out of the backfield - most on dump down passes from Ken Dorsey who did not go downfield often. Wright showed decent running ability on the day as he weaved through the defense for 66 total yards on the day.
2007 Week 3 vs OAK (1 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Wright spelled Lewis primarily on third downs and late in the game in clear passing situations.
2007 Week 5 vs NE (15 / 59 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Pressed into service when Lewis was injured, Wright ran hard and against the tough Patriots' defense. He totaled over 100 yards of offense and, if Lewis cannot play, showed that he is a capable replacement. He also was targeted six times and caught four passes.
2007 Week 6 vs MIA (20 / 59 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Wright was given the start due to the absence of Jamal Lewis in the Browns lineup. He is a speedy, shifty back, one who can not run up the middle with the power of Jamal Lewis. Despite this, Wright had an excellent game, running well to the outside and being a key player in the passing game. While not a first look in the passing game, Wright was often left alone in the flat and used his speed to turn the corner and get up the field. He did lose a fumble late in the fourth quarter trying to run up the middle. Wright failed to cover up the ball with both hands and Miami LB Jason Taylor was able to strip the ball out of his hand.
2007 Week 12 vs HOU (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Wright was used primarily as a change of pace third down back, one who could be used more in a passing role than Jamal Lewis. He only carried the ball three times for 14 yards and caught three balls for 21 yards.
2007 Week 15 vs BUF (3 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright played the role of change of pace back, but was largely a non-factor in the game. He did have a couple play action plays scripted for him but dropped one pass and the other was under-thrown.
2007 Week 16 vs CIN (3 / 38 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Wright was used as a change of pace back as had some success running the ball up the middle of the field on draw plays. His longest gain of the day was an 18 yard run up the middle of the field where he made a very nice cut to his left side that caused no less than three Bengals to miss their tackles and opened up the center of the field. Unlike Lewis, Wright certainly had a second speed gear that he was able to use once he got into open territory.
2007 Week 17 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Wright continued his role as a third down, change of pace back. He was used primarily as a flat receiver on third downs, able to catch and run better than Lewis. He finished the day with three catches for 36 yards.
2006 Week 3 vs BAL (15 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Wright didn't have much greater success than Reuben Droughns had previously experienced in the first two weeks of the season, but did show good power in coming up with a pair of first downs on third and short, and perhaps illustrated his ability to take over the short yardage role in the future.
2006 Week 11 vs PIT (18 / 74 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Wright received his second start of the season and had his best game of his career with 74 yards rushing. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry and was effective enough to keep the Steelers defense honest, but not enough to keep them off balance. Wright was even more effective in the second half, averaging 4.5 ypc., but only had six carries despite the Browns holding a lead for 29 of 30 minutes in the second half. He also had his long gain of 11 yards and a six yard reception in the third quarter to help set up a Phil Dawson's early fourth quarter field goal. His first carry of the game would have been for 14 yards, but it was nullified on a holding penalty.
2006 Week 12 vs CIN (5 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright got the start in this game, but saw very few opportunities to make anything happen. Coach Crenel stated during the week that he would like to mix Wright in with Droughns, and added that he liked Wright's shiftiness, though the Browns were unable to create many holes for him against the Bengals.
2006 Week 13 vs KC (11 / 25 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 70 / 0 rec)
Speedy Jason Wright was brought in for a change of pace to the more punishing Droughns. He was usually stopped for little or no gain on the ground but was a good receiving target with two catches for 70 yards.
2006 Week 14 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wright has been a spark to the Browns' offense of late, but was shut down for two yards on his only two carries.
2006 Week 15 vs BAL (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Wright opened the game on the field as the starter, but saw his most extensive action in the second half, when he broke off an 18 yard run to follow up a 12 yard run in setting up the game tying touchdown. Unfortunately though, three of his eight runs went for negative or zero yards.
2005 Week 9 vs TEN (8 / 19 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Wright, a 5'10", 210 pound rookie running back from Northwestern began the season in the Atlanta Falcons training camp, but was cut and signed by the Browns practice squad. With lingering injuries to Lee Suggs and William Green, the Browns added Wright to their 53 man roster this week, and he saw significant action in this game to spell a cramping Reuben Droughns. Prior to the game, head coach Romeo Crennel described Wright as "not very tall, but he has excellent quickness and able to change directions pretty quickly as he goes through the hole. His smarts and his quickness - those are the two things that are most noticeable about him. He can also catch the ball coming out of the backfield." Wight combined for 34 yards and a touchdown to turn the heads of the coaches in this game.