Argos sign former first-round NFL pick, receiver Kendall Wright

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed former NFL receiver Kendall Wright, per sources.

It’s a two-year contract for Wright with the Argos through the 2022 CFL season.

The 31-year-old Wright was selected in the first round, 20th overall by the Tennessee Titans during the 2012 NFL Draft.

Wright spent five seasons in Nashville (2012-2016) with his best campaign coming in 2013 when he caught 94 balls for 1,079 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games. The five-foot-10, 185-pound pass catcher played 66 career games for the Titans and recorded 280 receptions for 3,244 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Mount Pleasant, Texas native signed in Chicago in 2017 and played 16 games for the Bears that season, catching 59 passes for 614 yards and one touchdown. Wright would spend time with the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals in 2018.

In the NCAA, Wright was a star at Baylor University. During four seasons with the Bears, he caught 302 passes for 4,004 yards and 30 touchdowns. As a senior in 2011, Wright hauled in 108 balls for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns. Wright helped Robert Griffin III win the Heisman Trophy as his go-to target.

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