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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

Buccaneers sign OG Nicks to big deal

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Bucs keep adding impact free agents, signing Pro Bowl OG Carl Nicks to a five-year, $47.5 million contract.

Bucs sign CB Wright

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
A day after signing WR Vincent Jackson to boost their offense, the Buccaneers added to their defense, signing CB Eric Wright to a five-year deal.

Bucs gamble on Jackson with division rivals in mind

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 12:33 a.m. ET
After staying out of the free-agent melee for the past few offseasons, the Buccaneers took a tremendous risk, albeit one that could pay big dividends, on the first day of free agency.

Bucs make big move, sign WR Jackson

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have made the first major splash of free agency, signing WR Vincent Jackson to a five-year deal on Tuesday evening.

The First Fifteen: Free-agency edition

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Woman sues Bucs' Talib for alleged threat

Posted March 08, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
A Tampa woman is suing Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib for allegedly threatening to "put a cap in" her during a traffic accident in December 2010.

Bucs hire Ligashesky to coach special teams

Posted March 08, 2012 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Greg Schiano completed his staff in Tampa by hiring Bob Ligashesky as special-teams coordinator.

Report: Bucs place first-round tender on Bennett

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have placed a first-round tender on DE Michael Bennett, according to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas.

Bucs announce offensive staff

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
New Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano completed his offensive coaching staff on Tuesday, including QB coach Ron Turner.

PK Barth given franchise tag from Bucs

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers used their franchise tag on PK Connor Barth, announcing the move just minutes before Monday's deadline.

Bucs agree to four-year deal with OL Zuttah

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Monday that OL Jeremy Zuttah has signed a four-year extension with the team.

Corner weighs heavily on Bucs' minds

Posted March 04, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Sources still expect that signing a starting cornerback will be one of the Bucs' priorities in free agency.

Buccaneers' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
Can LeGarrette Blount bounce back? That's just one of several fantasy football questions surrounding the Bucs this offseason. 

Bucs' Schiano: Changing culture will take time

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
PFW caught up with Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano before he departed the media center at the Combine Thursday.

Bucs hire DB coach Cooper

Posted Feb. 23, 2012 @ noon ET
The Buccaneers continue to mine the college ranks for their coaches, hiring LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper for the same job in Tampa.

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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