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Washington WR Isaiah Wright explains his mentality after first start

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Isaiah Wright may have gone undrafted this summer after a four-year career at Temple, but he’s already soared up the depth chart in Washington.

The rookie wide receiver started against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, catching four passes on six targets for 24 yards. He was on the field for 45% of the offensive snaps while also contributing on special teams. Wright will start for Washington once again in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens with the team playing without Steven Sims (toe) and listing Terry McLaurin (thigh) as questionable.

Head coach Ron Rivera has told Wright to “let the game come to me,” the 23-year-old said Friday on NBCSW’s “Washington Football Today With Julie Donaldson” show.

“I just breathe and I pray and that’s what helps me poise myself and calm my nerves. Once I calm my nerves, like I said, it’s just the game. Play football and everything will come.”

Washington started Wright alongside McLaurin and journeyman Dontrelle Inman. Fellow rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden was heavily involved as well.

The group faces a tough test Sunday with a road contest in Baltimore — though the Ravens have allowed 268.7 passing yards per game so far this season, which ranks 27th in the NFL.