Titans: Kendall Wright out in season opener against Vikings

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright will not play in Sunday’s season opener against the Vikings.

Wright continues to nurse a left hamstring injury that he suffered a couple days into camp and had a setback when he attempted a return last week.

Head Coach Mike Mularkey announced Wednesday that Wright would not go for the opener and expanded upon the timetable for his possible return.

“You think he’s got a chance and then there is a setback,” he said. “I really have no time frame on Kendall. I think that’s going to be up to Kendall. I know he’s working in here extremely hard. He wants to play, I know he does. It’s got to be killing him, especially opening day. But for some reason, that thing is not coming around as it should.”

Wright said that while he has been out he continues to work with the receiving core in meetings and with the playbook, and that he does plan to return sooner rather than later.

“I won’t rush it and nobody is rushing me to be back, really, so I mean I’ll be out there, I know I’ll be out there soon, so that’s the main thing,” he said.

Wright had 408 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season after missing six games with knee and rib injuries.

The Titans picked up Wright’s fifth-year option and he’s due a base salary of $7.32 million.

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