Former Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright made his NFL debut on Sunday.
Wright, acquired by the Arizona Cardinals off the Cleveland Browns practice squad earlier this week, helped on special teams in the first quarter of the home game against the New Orleans Saints.
Wright was on Cleveland’s 53-man roster for the first two games of the season, but wasn’t active for either game. He was then released and re-signed to the Browns’ practice squad, where he stayed until this week.
The move to the Cardinals makes for a happy holiday season — not only because of the opportunity to play — and to play for coach Bruce Arians — but his father, Philip Wright, doesn’t have to break out the parka.
“I was going back to Cleveland for Christman to freeze my tail off,” said Philip, who lives in northern California.
No problem Sunday. The roof was open on a sunny afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
We’ll update Scooby’s debut as needed throughout the game …
It's great to be back in AZ pre-game. Love it !! Thank You Cards ,The Scooby Crew is back in AZ. pic.twitter.com/wpzTrR2p9s