This situation is nothing new for Wright who spent two stints on the practice squad for both Atlanta and Cleveland before getting an opportunity on the active roster. Wright finally broke through in 2007, carving a niche as a scat-back and receiving threat as well as a special teams standout for the Browns. Arizona took notice when they signed him to a two-year, $2 million contract prior to last season.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt and company might also consider moving Wright to the fullback position. While not the prototypical size for a fullback (5-foot-10, 215 pounds), Wright has shown himself to be a competent blocker who picks up the blitz and can be used in a variety of ways. Nehemiah Broughton, Charles Ali and Reagan Mauia will all be vying for the starting role, but Wright should be kept in mind as a Larry Centers-type who can do several tasks well.
This offseason, the Cardinals became a great deal younger and lost several of their "headliners" who helped them win two straight division titles. A veteran like Wright is invaluable for the experience and the versatility he brings to the table. When final cuts come down, expect Jason Wright to be a prominent fixture in the fight for 53.
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