Wright, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, where he played the past five seasons. Wright’s best year came in 2013, when he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards.
Terms: One year worth up to $4 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
ESPN 150 ranking: No. 120.
Grade: Another move in the C-plus/B-minus range. Wright had terrific numbers his second season in Nashville, but he has been inconsistent since as the Titans went through multiple offensive coordinators. Wright did go 20th overall in the 2012 NFL draft, so he’s definitely worth a one-year investment. The Baylor product played for offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains in Tennessee and should assimilate rapidly to Loggains' system in Chicago. That’s a bonus.
What it means: Chicago is still trying to add weapons for new QB Glennon. The Bears haven’t replaced Alshon Jeffery, but they’ve provided Glennon with some options to choose from with Wright and Markus Wheaton, who signed Friday. Wright, Wheaton, Kevin White and Cameron Meredith are part of the plan. Veteran Eddie Royal -- who has been hurt the past two years, is out of guaranteed money and scheduled to earn $5 million -- is on the bubble; Wright might be his replacement.
What’s the risk? Again, there’s not much risk on a one-year deal. But Wright’s production fell off after that big 2013; he caught 29 balls in 11 games last season, both career lows. It’s not as though the Bears are getting an ascending player. The hope is that Wright recaptures the magic with Loggains, who called plays for him in Tennessee. Maybe it'll turn out that all Wright needed was a change of scenery.