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The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a four-year deal with first-round draft pick Kendall Wright.
A person familiar with the deal says it's worth $8.2 million, with a signing bonus of $4.47 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been announced.
A wide receiver out of Baylor, Wright is expected to play a big role in the Tennessee offense.
Starting receiver Kenny Britt is on the physically unable to perform list with knee problems and also may be facing discipline from the league regarding a DUI arrest in Kentucky earlier this month.
Wright starred at Baylor as the primary target for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, and was the 20th pick overall in the draft.
Freelancer Terry McCormick contributed to this report.
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One year after a lengthy holdout impacted the Tennessee Titans in a negative way, the Titans avoided another potentially ensnarling situation by signing first-round pick Kendall Wright on Tuesday.
In a 9-7 season in 2011 with a new coaching staff at the helm, Chris Johnson's holdout -- which preceded his least productive pro season -- might have made the difference between the...
Tennessee Titans offensive coordiantor Chris Palmer is very excited about rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright and feels like he’s going to be a star.
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Kendall Wright finally signed his contract with the Tennessee Titans to make it official as training is already underway.
Wright and Jackson Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon were the only unsigned rookies up to this point.
According to sources, Wright’s deal is worth$8.2 million over a four years along with a $4.47 million signing bonus. Not too shabby.
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Tampa, Fla., Monday. Police said he shot himself on the grounds of Middleton High School, the Tampa Tribune reported. Murdock was on the Titans' did not report list Saturday and coach Mike Munchak said the designation was "personal reasons." A former Middleton and South Carolina...
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Tampa police are investigating the apparent suicide of Tennessee Titans wide receiver OJ Murdock...
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Comments on the Tennessee Titans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
TENNESSEE TITANS (21)
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 15): A quiet 9-7 in 2011 with Chris Johnson having an off year. He will be much better and this team will be in playoff hunt until end of schedule.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 17): The Week 1 starter at QB . . . Hasselbeck...