NFC South Standings

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4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

Top Derek Wright News

  • Derek Wright: Going on practice squad IR

    The Panthers placed Wright on the practice squad injured list Friday with a knee injury, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Wright suffered the injury in practice Thursday. The 25-year-old wide receiver has yet to make his NFL debut and won't be eligible for elevation to the 53-man roster for any of the Panthers' next four games.

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  • Derek Wright: Lands on practice squad

    After getting waived Wednesday, Wright is staying in Carolina via its practice squad, Darin Gantt of the team's official website reports.

    Wright went unclaimed off waivers, which allowed him to stay in Carolina. The 25-year-old spent 2022 on the Panthers' practice squad and is set to start the new season in the same capacity. However, he will continue to work at practice and attempt to make an impression.

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  • Panthers' Derek Wright: Returns from injury

    Wright (knee) played in the Panthers' preseason game against the Lions on Friday, Alex Zietlow of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    The wide receiver saw some run with the first team due to injuries to Laviska Shenault, DJ Chark and Terrace Marshall, and he recorded one target and no catches before sitting out the second half. Wright missed the last preseason contest against the Giants on Aug. 18 after suffering the knee injury in the Aug. 12 game versus the Jets. The second-year player spent most of 2022 on the practice squad and is fighting for a depth role as cutdown day approaches.

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  • Panthers' Derek Wright: Expected to miss Friday's game

    Wright (knee) is likely going to be sidelined for Friday's game against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

    Wright has been sidelined since injuring his knee in Carolina's preseason opening contest. He is competing for an opportunity to provide depth at receiver on the Panthers' active roster this season but is likely on the outside looking in as of now. Thus, a return to health sooner than later will be beneficial for his chances.

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  • Panthers' Derek Wright: Suffers knee injury in loss

    Wright suffered a knee injury during Saturday's 27-0 loss to the Jets, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Wright will have his knee evaluated this week and more information on his status will likely be provided in the coming days. The wide receiver is battling for an active roster spot as a depth option behind the likes of Adam Thielen and DJ Chark, amongst others.

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  • Panthers' Derek Wright: Sticking with Panthers

    Carolina signed Wright to a reserve/future contract Monday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Wright was elevated to the active roster Week 5 versus the 49ers, but he didn't ultimately see the field. The wideout out of Utah State will now get a chance to stick with the Panthers and potentially make his NFL debut with the team further down the line.

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  • Derek Wright: Returns to practice squad

    Wright reverted to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Wright did not see the field during Sunday's loss to San Francisco after being activated on game day for the first time this season. The rookie wideout will now be eligible for two more elevations while on Carolina's practice squad this season.

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  • Panthers' Derek Wright: Elevated to active roster

    The Panthers elevated Wright on Saturday from their practice squad to their active roster for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    With Laviska Shenault (hamstring) ruled out, Wright will get his first opportunity to make his season debut in Week 5. It's unclear how big of an offensive role the undrafted rookie will garner, but he did secure 48 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final campaign at Utah State.

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  • Derek Wright: Joins Carolina's practice squad

    Wright was added to the Panthers' practice squad Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Wright failed to make the 53-man roster after signing with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State. He'll remain part of the organization and will be a candidate to be elevated should injuries strike Carolina's receiving corps.

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  • Derek Wright: Let go by Carolina

    The Panthers waived Wright on Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Wright signed with the Panthers in May as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State, where he caught 48 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final collegiate campaign. Per Person, the 6-foot-1 wideout was a standout during training camp and will likely join Carolina's practice squad if he clears waivers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Sterling, UT
Age: 25
School: Utah St.
Experience: 1