May 2, 2007
Wright, a 6'6", 250-pound tight end from Durham, NC capped a four-year playing career for the Rams which saw him break Winston-Salem State University's consecutive start streak as he played in, and started, all 41 games of his collegiate career.
The 2006 season saw Wright start all 11 games as he tallied 10 receptions for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns. For his career, Wright played in 41 games for the Rams with 37 receptions for 532 yards and six touchdowns. Wright averaged 14.3 yards per catch over his career as he helped to lead a high-powered WSSU offense predicated on running the football.
Wright received the invitation to attend the Redskins' Rookie Camp after going undrafted during this past weekend's 2007 NFL Draft. He attends camp looking to earn a place at Redskins mini-camp that begins June 1, 2007.
"We tell the agents that if [the tryout players] are better than the free agents that we signed, then we will replace them," Washington Redskins' vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said.
WSSURAMS.com will continue to monitor Wright's progress throughout Rookie Camp as he attempts to earn a free-agent contract.
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