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K.J. Wright not on injury report, will make season debut for Seahawks

K.J. Wright hasn’t taken the field for the Seattle Seahawks this season, but he’s finally off the injury report and is set to make his season debut this week.

Wright had an arthroscopic knee surgery in August, and the team has missed having the presence of the linebacker leading their defense from the middle. On Thursday, Wright had a humorous opening at the team’s press conference to  let everyone know he was finally back.

“My name is K.J. Wright from Olive Branch, Mississippi,” said Wright, via the team’s official website. “This is my eighth year here. I graduated from Mississippi State and I am glad to be back. Very glad.”

K.J. Wright won Super Bowl 48 as a member of the Seahawks. He became a Pro Bowler in 2016, and has been a consistent staple for Seattle for years. He’s been actively supporting his teammates from the sidelines, but now it’s time for him to lend a helping hand.

“I love it,” Wright said. “I love it, man. It’s been fun watching these guys. It’s been fun watching guys just grow and seeing all these guys make plays. B-Mac (Bradley McDougald) is outstanding, just seeing Frank (Clark) have an All-Pro season so far, just all these takeaways. I believe we may be top five in takeaways so these guys have been doing well so far.”

Despite sporting the NFL’s fifth ranked defense, the Seahawks are 3-3. The are second to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, and have plenty of ground to make up in order to catch the league’s only undefeated team. K.J. Wright will be joined by tight end Ed Dickson, who has also been injured all season, so we’ll see how much of a difference these two make soon, as they take on the Detroit Lions this Sunday.