Former Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright has found a new home and an old friend, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
A report from ESPN said the deal was worth $4 million.
Wright, the Titans’ first-round pick in 2012, reunites with Dowell Loggains, the Bears offensive coordiantor, who held that same position when Wright had his best production in Tennessee.
In his first two seasons, Wright played in Loggains’ offense and had 64 catches as a rookie and 94 in his second year. In that 94-catch season, Wright had 1,016 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans.
Once Loggains was fired along with Coach Mike Munchak’s staff after the 2013 season, Wright regressed in Ken Whisenhunt’s system. Things did not improve for him once Mike Mularkey became head coach, and by last season Wright, who battled a lingering hamstring injury that cost him all of training camp, had just 29 catches in 2016. He was a healthy scratch in his final regular season game with the Titans, putting an disappointing finish to his five-year run in Tennessee.
Wright is the third member of the 2016 Titans to find a new home this off-season, joining 2013 first-round pick Chance Warmack, who took a one-year deal from Philadelphia and veteran tight end Anthony Fasano, who went to Miami on a one-year contract.