Newark alum Micah Wright to sign contract with New Orleans Saints

Micah Wright carries the ball for the Maine Black Bears. (Courtesy of UMaine Athletics)

By BILLY HEYEN

Micah Wright (Newark/Maine) turned his second NFL rookie camp into his first NFL contract. After attending Arizona Cardinals rookie camp last weekend, he’s set to sign a contract with the New Orleans Saints after this weekend’s mini camp.

Wright was the Finger Lakes East Player of the Year as a senior in 2013 for Newark. He totaled 33 catches for 790 yards and nine touchdowns, and also brought two kickoffs back to the house. Wright holds the Newark records for receiving touchdowns, receiving yards and interceptions.

At Maine, Wright led the Black Bears in receptions in both his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons. Then, he had that incomplete junior year, but he returned as a senior to team with Aquinas alum Earnest Edwards as a dynamic receiving duo. Wright averaged more than 40 catches a season at Maine.

Along with Wright, Jermaine Ponder (Bishop Kearney) has signed an NFL contract (with the Cleveland Browns). Marquis Young (Fairport) and Zuril Hendrick (Pittsford Mendon) both attended NFL rookie camps, although no contract news has emerged about them.

 

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