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Eric Wright

Eric Wright - #21 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 07/24/1985
Birthplace San Francisco, CA
College UNLV
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 2nd round, 21st pick by Browns

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
38 0 1

Bucs RB Blount can count on competition

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount seems to be concerned that his days of having a firm hold on the featured-back job in Tampa could be limited.

Cowboys claim QB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Dallas claimed QB Rudy Carpenter off waivers from Tampa Bay on Thursday. He'll square off with Stephen McGee for the team's No. 3 QB job.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Here are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC South draft needs

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
Alabama RB Trent Richardson could fill a primary need for the Buccaneers, as PFW's Dan Parr examines the top three draft needs for the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Bucs.

Blount, Parker sign ERFA tenders

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount and WR Preston Parker signed their exclusive-rights free-agent tender offers, the team announced.

Bucs sign OT Dotson

Posted March 28, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed OT Demar Dotson to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Bucs seem content with Blount

Posted March 24, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Although they still have cap space to spend on free agents, the Buccaneers appear to be sticking with LeGarrette Blount as their featured back, according to NFC Whispers.

49ers add depth behind Smith, sign QB Johnson

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Days after reaching a contract extension with QB Alex Smith, the 49ers signed ex-Buccaneers free-agent QB Josh Johnson.

Buccaneers sign OT Meredith, cut DEs Crowder, Reed

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed free-agent OT Jamon Meredith to a two-year deal, and released DE Tim Crowder and DE Nick Reed.

Bucs re-sign CB Barber

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
After contemplating retirement, free-agent CB Ronde Barber has agreed to return to the Buccaneers for the 2012 season.

Bucs DE Bennett signs tender

Posted March 19, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DE Michael Bennett has signed his restricted free-agent tender, the team announced Monday.

Bucs' ownership changing perception

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
There were many skeptical fans in Tampa when Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer vowed in January to spend whatever it takes to win.

Bucs add QB Orlovsky

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Bucs release C Faine

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
After spending big early in free agency, the Buccaneers have made a move to create more cap room, releasing veteran C Jeff Faine.

Bucs too willing to spend on interior offensive line

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Bucs are living large, and somewhat dangerously, in free agency, but they now boast one of the league's best guard tandems with Carl Nicks in tow.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 09, 2013
Tampa Bay restructured Wright's contract, announcing it reached a one-year deal Tuesday.||||||| He signed with the Buccaneers as a free agent last year and started 10 games, but missed time due to injuries and a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance policy.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012
Tampa Bay cornerback Eric Wright has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Wright is the second Tampa Bay starter disciplined for using Adderall. Cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended Oct. 13 for four games and subsequently traded to the New England Patriots while serving the ban.||||||| Wright signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Bucs as a free agent in March. He started the first 10 games of the season before sitting out Sunday's loss to Atlanta because of an Achilles tendon injury. The player issued a statement through his agent saying he took Adderall "at the end of July for health issues I was experiencing." Wright appealed the discipline, which was upheld by the NFL.
Posted Nov. 04, 2012
Wright is active on Sunday against the Raiders.||||||| Wright missed time during the week with an Achilles injury.
Posted July 02, 2012
Wright has been arrested in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence after police say he was involved in a crash near Staples Center. Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner says Wright was arrested early Monday after the Mercedes SLS he was driving rear-ended a pickup truck. The driver of the truck had unspecified injuries.||||||| Authorities say Wright, who wasn't injured, refused to take sobriety tests. He was booked for investigation of felony DUI and bail was set at $100,000. Wright, a five-year veteran, signed with the Buccaneers this off-season after playing in Detroit last year. He had 73 tackles and four interceptions and 16 passes in 2011.
Posted Aug. 15, 2011
Wright has injured his right leg. Wright took himself out of practice Monday morning and had the inside of his right leg stretched. He went back in, then took himself out a few plays later.||||||| The projected starter later had his right groin wrapped with ice.

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