NFL free agency: Kendall Wright signs with Minnesota Vikings
By Matt Conner
Kendall Wright took a visit to the Kansas City Chiefs first, but he ended up signing with the Minnesota Vikings in the end.
The Kansas City Chiefs looked like they might be interested in adding a new slot receiver into the mix to replace the departed Albert Wilson when they had free agent wideout Kendall Wright visit last week. Instead, Wright when on to continue his visits with the Minnesota Vikings when no contract offer was extended or reached and that’s where he signed in the end.
The Vikings’ deal with Wright was announced on Friday, meaning that if the Chiefs are going to add a new wide receiver in free agency, it’s going to be a name not previously connected to the team.
The Chiefs have already added Sammy Watkins to the mix at wide receiver, who will start opposite Tyreek Hill in the team’s boosted offense. Chris Conley will also return from injury, and the Chiefs have nice young prospects like Demarcus Robinson and Jehu Chesson already in house if they want to look internally. However, Brett Veach seems adamant to turn over every rock for potential help as he surrounds his new quarterback with weapons.
Wright is the second offensive free agent to visit in the last several days only to sign with the very next team he visited with. Benjamin Watson, the veteran tight end, recently spent time at Arrowhead and Ian Rapoport even reported a deal was being worked out. However, nothing ever came from that rumor and Watson is now a member of the New Orleans Saints for the second time in his career.