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The deal for Wright, according to a source, is worth $2 million.
His addition doesn't change the status of running back Edgerrin James, who hopes to be released when the team finds a replacement for him. Wright was signed to fill the role of backup running back J.J. Arrington, who left for the Denver Broncos.
The 26-year-old Wright will be asked to handle maybe five or six carries a game and could take over the job as Arizona's third-down back. He caught 46 passes for the Browns in his past two seasons there and Cleveland wanted to re-sign him.
Wright, who was recruited heavily by Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, opted for the opportunity in Arizona. Tim Hightower remains the starter and James remains on the roster -- for now.
Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.
The Arizona Cardinals filled one of two possible openings in their backfield Monday by signing Browns backup running back Jason Wright to a two-year contract, the team announced.