The Seattle Seahawks reported for training camp last week, and this week players donned pads for the first full contact practices of training camp. And while fans are excited about the potential of the youngsters across the roster, of particular note is the youth movement at linebacker where Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor are set to take over the roles held by K.J. Wright and Bruce Irvin last year. Not having Wright in camp for the first time in a decade has been a new experience for both fans and players alike.
That said, the first preseason game is just over a week away and reports Thursday indicate that Wright is set to meet with the first preseason opponent for the Seahawks.
Former Seahawks’ veteran LB K.J. Wright is in Las Vegas to meet with the Raiders, per source. It’s a familiar scheme with former Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley now being the Raiders’ DC.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 5, 2021
There has basically been a linebacker pipeline from Seattle to Oakland and Las Vegas in recent seasons, with both Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith signing with the Raiders once reaching free agency at conclusion of their rookie contracts. Now, with Pete Carroll disciple Gus Bradley having taken over as defensive coordinator for the Raiders this offseason, Wright would obviously be a good fit in Las Vegas.
Now the question is simply whether Wright will remain a free agent, or if the Raiders can convince him to come on board.