The Redskins added to their defensive backfield on Monday, signing free agent cornerback Kenny Wright, the team has announced.
It is expected that Wright will provide depth and veteran experience in the secondary, particularly in nickel and dime packages.
In his NFL career, Wright has tallied 344 tackles (259 solo), six interceptions and three sacks.
Wright spent the 2005 season with the Jaguars, starting all 16 games at right cornerback. He finished the year with 78 tackles (50 solo), six pass deflections and two interceptions.
Wright began his NFL career as a fourth-round draft choice (120th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1999 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons in Minnesota before being signed off of waivers by Houston in 2002. After three seasons with the Texans, he joined Jacksonville last year as an unrestricted free agent.
Wright spent his college days playing at Northwestern State, where he earned honorable mention All-Southland Conference honors twice. He was a three-year letterman after transferring from Arkansas.
Wright is a native of Ruston, La., where he attended Ruston High School.