Dolphins DL Coach Kris Kocurek knew him well in 2015 when Wright played for the Lions. I'm sure this isn't just to send a message about the fighting and taking cheap shots, but it did factor. Wright wasn't going to make the team.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Hours after he threw an elbow at running back Kenyan Drake, the Dolphins released veteran defensive tackle Gabe Wright on Monday, according to a source.
The move has not been announced.
Wright grazed Drake with an elbow to the back when Drake wasn’t wearing a helmet. One Dolphins source said that Wright shot was uncalled for.
The Wright incident was among several fights during practice.
Wright has had some good moments in training camp and generated a pass rush on at least one play in Thursday’s loss to Tampa Bay.
Wright, in his fourth season out of Auburn, has appeared in 13 NFL games over his three-year career, including seven with Detroit in 2015, five with Cleveland in 2016 and one with Miami last season. He has nine career tackles.
But even if Monday’s incident hadn’t happened, Wright would have been an underdog to survive the Labor Day roster cuts.
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