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Mike Wright

Mike Wright - #99 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 03/01/1982
Birthplace Cincinnati, OH
College Cincinnati
Years played 8

Patriots release linemen

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots have released OG Rich Ohrnberger and DL Mike Wright, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots place DL Wright on I.R.

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed DL Mike Wright on injured reserve (concussion) and re-signed DB Phillip Adams to the 53-man roster.

Patriots stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
A pair of rookies have their stock rising after the Patriots' Week One win over the Dolphins.

Patriots positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive line situation.

Patriots release DL Ellison

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DL Atiyyah Ellison on Saturday after signing him on Jan. 4.

Pats place DE Wright on I.R.

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots have placed DE Mike Wright on injured reserve with a head injury.

Murrell newest addition to Pats' sub package

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 1:07 a.m. ET
OLB Marques Murrell became the newest face in what has been a carousel for the Patriots in the defensive front seven.

Absence of Patriots' Wright puts onus on Wilfork

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
With New England DL Mike Wright still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 11, the team's pass rush has suffered, and Vince Wilfork has had to play more snaps to compensate for his absence, according to AFC East ...

Pats plugging holes on defensive line

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
With injuries all over the defensive line, Bill Belichick has plugged in undrafted rookie Kyle Love and will soon utilize DT Louis Leonard to fill the holes on the interior.

Patriots-Bears inactives

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Bears have announced their inactives for Sunday's game at the cold, snowy and windy Soldier Field.

Patriots' 60-second rant: Bears provide opportunity for pass rush to shine

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
This Sunday's game against the Bears would be a perfect opportunity for the Patriots to get a solid pass rush together and add another dynamic to their 10-2 club.

Wright among Patriots' inactives

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots' leader in sacks, DL Mike Wright, will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 13 game between the Patriots and Jets: Patriots sub defense vs. Jets running game.

Patriots downgrade five to out for Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
The Patriots downgraded the status of OG Stephen Neal, CB Jonathan Wilhite, DT Myron Pryor, DT Mike Wright and OT Mark LeVoir to out for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Patriots' 60-second rant: A pass rush needs to emerge

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
An improved pass rush with more blitzing could improve a woeful Patriots passing defense.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.

They said it: Patriots Tuesday edition

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and defensive line coach Pepper Johnson participated in a conference call on Tuesday. The following quotes are from transcripts provided by the Patriots.

Three-and-out with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Three-and-out," we go behind enemy lines to see what Patriots DL Mike Wright thinks about the Vikings' offense heading into Sunday's game.

Belichick's D-line shake-up working

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick moved NT Vince Wilfork to end in Week Four and has confidence in Mike Wright at the nose while constantly rotating other players along the Pats' D-line.

Five questions with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five questions" segment, PFW spoke with Patriots DL Mike Wright. The sixth-year veteran discussed the versatility of his unit and the potential of DE Brandon Deaderick.


Posted Oct. 13, 2011
The Patriots placed Wright on IR with a concussion.||||||| Wright missed the final two months of last season with a concussion. He played in one game, assisting on a tackle.
Posted Jan. 07, 2011
The New England Patriots have placed Wright on injured reserve after he missed the last six games of the regular season with a concussion.||||||| Wright registered a career-high 5.5 sacks in 10 games this season. The six-year veteran signed as a rookie free agent with New England in 2005. New England has a bye this weekend.
Posted Dec. 22, 2010
Wright missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion.||||||| Wright has a team-best 5 1/2 sacks this season.
Posted March 14, 2008
New England has re-signed Wright.||||||| In three seasons since signing with the Patriots as a rookie free agent, Wright started five of the 38 games in which he played. He finished last season on the injured reserve list and was a restricted free agent.
Posted Dec. 14, 2007
The Patriots placed backup defensive lineman Mike Wright on injured reserve with a foot injury Thursday, meaning he will miss the remainder of the season.||||||| right has played in nine games for the 13-0 Patriots this season and has 12 tackles. He has played in 38 games since the team signed him as a rookie free agent in April 2005.