James Wright (wide receiver)

James Wright
No. 86Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-31) December 31, 1991
Place of birth: Buras, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Belle Chasse (LA)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Receptions: 8
Receiving yards: 118
Receiving TDs: 0
Total Tackles: 12
Forced Fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

James Earl Wright (born December 31, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Wright was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2014 NFL draft.[1]

On October 12, 2014, Wright recorded his first career reception, in overtime against the Carolina Panthers, good for 24 yards and setting up a would-be game-winning field goal by the Bengals. However, the attempt was missed by Mike Nugent, ending the game in a 37-37 tie.[2]

On November 30, 2014, Wright had a career-best 3 receptions for 59 yards, including a 30-yard reception late in the fourth quarter which helped the Bengals to a 14-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] However, on the same play, Wright tore his PCL and missed the rest of 2014 and all of 2015 seasons on Injured Reserve.

On August 1st, 2016, Wright was activated off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. [4]


  1. "NFL Draft 2014: Cincinnati Bengals select LSU WR James Wright", Cincy Jungle, May 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  2. "Panthers-Bengals Box Score, 10/12/14", ESPN, October 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  3. "Bengals-Buccaneers Box Score, 11/30/14", ESPN, November 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  4. "Bengals activate WR James Wright". Retrieved 2016-08-02.

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