The Minnesota Vikings have announced that WR Jarius Wright has signed a contract extension with the club. Wright posted career-highs in starts (7), receptions (42) and receiving yards (588) in 2014. His game-winning 87-yard TD reception in overtime against the Jets (12/7/14) was the longest reception of his career and the 2nd longest in the NFL that season. The Arkansas native has 7 career receiving TDs and 2 career games with 100+ receiving yards. The former Razorback joined the Vikings in 2012 when being selected in the 4th round (#118 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, Wright hauled in the 2 longest passes (65 vs. Green Bay, 12/30/12 and 54 vs. Detroit, 11/11/12) by at Viking that season. The 54-yard reception was his first catch in the NFL. Wright is entering his 4th season with the Vikings in 2015.
"Jarius has been a key member of our offense since we drafted him in 2012 and we felt it was necessary to secure his future with our organization. His commitment to this team, hard work and leadership in the WR room are several of the intangibles that he brings to our club on a daily basis and we're excited for his future with the Vikings. With the help of WR coach George Stewart, Jarius has greatly improved since coming to Minnesota. This extension stays true to our philosophy of drafting young talent, developing them in our system and rewarding their success." – Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman