K.J. Wright, after 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and two days with the Las Vegas Raiders, was asked Monday if he still had the same hunger and desire he did when he first entered the NFL.
"C'mon, now," Wright shot back, with a sly grin. "Listen, listen, this offseason, I've been pissed off all offseason. I've been very, very angry. I've been at peace, but I've been mad at the same time, if that makes sense. I had a lot of people doubting me this offseason and I'm still keeping it going. I'm thankful to be here but that burning desire … is on 100 right now."
Wright, 32, found a home with the Raiders after being rebuffed by Seattle, which selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft, as the Seahawks looked to get younger and faster while adding more of a pass-rushing presence at outside linebacker. He started 140 of 144 regular season games for Seattle and was a key cog on the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII-winning team. In 10 seasons, he has six sacks and 13.5 sacks.
"It was tough leaving," he said. "That was literally my home. It was tough saying bye to everybody, making those phone calls, but it's a part of it. Those relationships will forever stay."