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Derek Wright

#9 WR,

Free Agent

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24 yrs


6'1'' / 195 lbs


Utah State

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Going on practice squad IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-24

Wright (knee) will be placed on practice squad injured reserve Friday, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Wright suffered the knee injury in practice Thursday. The 25-year-old wide receiver has yet to make his NFL debut.

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Lands on practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

After getting waived Wednesday, Wright is staying in Carolina via its practice squad, Darin Gantt of the team's official website reports.

Wright went unclaimed off waivers, which allowed him to stay in Carolina. The 25-year-old spent 2022 on the Panthers' practice squad, and he is looking at a similar possibility this year. However, he will continue to work at practice and attempt to make an impression.

Returns from injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Wright (knee) played in the Panthers' preseason game against the Lions on Friday, Alex Zietlow of The Charlotte Observer reports.

The wide receiver saw some run with the first team due to injuries to Laviska Shenault, D.J. Chark and Terrace Marshall, and he recorded one target and no catches and then sat out the second half. Wright missed the last preseason contest against the Giants on Aug. 18 after suffering the knee injury in the Aug. 12 game versus the Jets. The second-year player spent most of 2022 on the practice squad and is fighting for a depth role as cutdown day approaches.

Expected to miss Friday's game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-18

Wright (knee) is likely going to be sidelined for Friday's game against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

Wright has been sidelined since injuring his knee in Carolina's preseason opening contest. He is competing for an opportunity to provide depth at receiver on the Panthers' active roster this season, but likely on the outside looking in as of now. Thus, a return to health sooner than later will be beneficial for his chances.

Suffers knee injury in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-12

Wright suffered a knee injury during Saturday's 27-0 loss to the Jets, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Wright will have his knee evaluated this week and more information on his status will likely be provided in the coming days. The wide receiver is battling for an active roster spot as a depth option behind the likes of Adam Thielen and DJ Chark, amongst others.

Sticking with Panthers

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-10

Carolina signed Wright to a reserve/future contract Monday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Wright was elevated to the active roster Week 5 versus the 49ers, but he didn't ultimately see the field. The wideout out of Utah State will now get a chance to stick with the Panthers and potentially make his NFL debut with the team further down the line.

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