Report: Dolphins, Colts, Eagles and Packers have spoken to K.J. Wright

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The Miami Dolphins reportedly have spoken to free agent linebacker K.J. Wright.

“The Dolphins, [Indianapolis] Colts, [Philadelphia] Eagles and [Green Bay] Packers are among the teams that have spoken with him, according to nflrumors.net,” the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson wrote.

“This is a difficult one: On one hand, Wright could be among Miami’s top three inside linebackers if signed (behind Jerome Baker and Benardrick McKinney).

“But because of his age, there’s no way of knowing whether he would perform at a higher level than Elandon Roberts (off a knee injury) or former [Atlanta] Falcons third-round pick Duke Riley (who can play inside or outside).”

Last season, Wright started all 16 games for the Seattle Seahawks and made 86 tackles. He also had two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

A Pro-Bowler back in 2016, Wright would provide some veteran leadership on Miami’s defense, but as Jackson mentioned, there may not be a fit for him.

The Dolphins had a solid defensive unit in 2020 and are looking to improve on that success this coming season.

Miami was 10-6 in 2020 but missed the playoffs after losing to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.