Former first-round NFL draft pick Kendall Wright to report to Argos this week

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Per sources, former first-round NFL draft pick Kendall Wright is reporting to the Toronto Argonauts this week.

The 31-year-old signed with the team back in February but has been on the suspended list since the start of training camp. Wright was dealing with a personal issue at his home in the United States but is now ready to join the Argos.

He plans to travel to Toronto this week and will be required to complete a seven-day quarantine upon his arrival. He will be eligible to begin practicing when his quarantine is complete, which means the earliest he could dress for a game is Week 8 when the Argos host the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 24.

Wright was a star at Baylor University (2008-11) where he caught 302 passes for 4,004 yards and 30 touchdowns. His collegiate career made him a top selection of the Tennessee Titans, with whom he made 280 receptions for 3,244 yards and 18 touchdowns over five seasons (2012-16).

The five-foot-ten, 185-pound target signed in Chicago in 2017 and played 16 games for the Bears, catching 59 passes for 614 yards and one touchdown. Wright spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals in 2018 but has not appeared in a regular season NFL games since 2017.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.