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NFL: Reports: Raiders sign ex-Seahawks LB K.J. Wright

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The Las Vegas Raiders are signing former longtime Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright to a one-year deal, NFL Network and ESPN reported Thursday.

Wright, 32, was an unrestricted free agent after a 10-year career with the Seahawks. He met with the Raiders a month ago. With the Raiders dealing with injuries among their linebackers, Wright is a fit, having played for Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley when he was in Seattle.

The Raiders also traded for LB Denzel Perryman, another Bradley disciple, last week.

Wright started all 32 games for Seattle the past two seasons. He started 140 of his 144 games in Seattle, earning a Pro Bowl nod after the 2016 season. He has 13 1/2 career sacks, six interceptions and 941 tackles — 66 for loss.

Bradley was the defensive coordinator in Seattle from 2009-12, overlapping with Wright the final two seasons.

Linebacker Nick Morrow was one of four players put on injured reserve by the Raiders on Thursday. Morrow, running back Jalen Richard, defensive back Keisean Nixon and linebacker Javin White will miss at least the first three games of the season.

Morrow played in 14 games (11 starts) last season, finishing with 78 tackles, three sacks and an interception. He’s been dealing with a foot injury. The Raiders will also miss the services of second-year pro White, who converted to the position after playing defensive back at nearby UNLV.

Richard is slated to be the primary backup to starting RB Josh Jacobs.

–Field Level Media

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