Cleveland Browns claim former LSU WR James Wright off waivers

Oct 19, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; LSU Tigers helmet during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeat the LSU Tigers 27-24.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

When former LSU WR James Wright was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was an easy transition, mascot-wise.

The former Tiger went to a pro team that also had a Tiger as its mascot. However, as of Tuesday, Wright is no longer a Bengal.

The Cleveland Browns confirmed on Twitter that they had claimed the ex-LSU receiver off of waivers from their AFC North rivals:

In three NFL seasons Wright has 18 catches for 197 yards. Last year, he set career highs with 13 catches for 106 yards.

After the Browns lost Terrelle Pryor to the Washington Redskins, Wright should have a chance to compete for a backup spot this offseason.

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  • I’m surprised Wright has hung in the NFL as long as he has. That shows the value of being a good special teams player. He is only so so as a receiver.