Making The "Wright" Impressions

<b>JACKSONVILLE –</b> Kenny Wright made his first impression on coach Jack Del Rio and the Jacksonville Jaguars when he ruined quarterback Byron Leftwich's first start.

Playing for the Houston Texans, he intercepted Leftwich twice in that game, including once late to seal a come-from behind win. He may regret it now that he has to face Leftwich every day in the locker room.

Wright signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars on Thursday and is expected to move into the starting role vacated by Dewayne Washington who was cut before free agency began.

He is the second defensive player to sign with the Jaguars in two days. Veteran Pro Bowl defensive end Marcellus Wiley signed on Wednesday to line up on the opposite side of Reggie Hayward. That makes three new potential starters on the Jaguars defense to go with several other new acquisitions who were cut by their previous teams.

At $17.5 million under the salary cap, the Jaguars have plenty of money to spend, but they are expected to fill any cornerback needs in the draft.

Wright played in all 16 games a backup last year for Houston, but didn't start any. He earned a reputation as a special team standout, an area that the Jaguars are hoping to improve.

The Jaguars have now signed six free agents and five are either cornerbacks or defensive linemen. The Jaguars lost out on former Cleveland Browns defensive end Courtney Brown when he signed with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.

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