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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-Rams blacked out in Tampa

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers-Rams Week 16 game at Raymond James Stadium will be blacked out on local television.

Source: Bucs' Schiano warns LB coach Cox

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano apparently sided with the players in a sideline spat involving defensive assistant Bryan Cox in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Saints roll past Buccaneers 41-0

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints recorded their first shutout since 1995 in a 41-0 victory over the Buccaneers.

Bucs place CB Lewis on I.R.

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed CB Myron Lewis on injured reserve with a hamstring injury and claimed OG Hayworth Hicks.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Foles leads Eagles to thrilling win over Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final four minutes, as Philadelphia rallied to beat the Buccaneers 23-21 and end an eight-game losing streak.

Bucs' pass rush coming up short

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
With Adrian Clayborn sidelined since a Week Three injury, Gerald McCoy and Michael Bennett have struggled to pick up the pass-rushing slack.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

Manning's three TDs help Broncos win AFC West

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns to help the Broncos wrap up the AFC West with a 31-23 victory Sunday over the Buccaneers.

Redskins QB Griffin, Bucs LB David named Rookies of the Month

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Buccaneers LB Lavonte David were named the Rookies of the Month for November.

Key matchup: Bucs pass rush vs. Broncos pass protection

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In today’s Key matchup, we look into the Bucs’ pass rush ahead of its meeting with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Buccaneers re-sign OL Hardman

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they have signed OG-OT Derek Hardman to the 53-man roster.

Bucs place S Grimm, OT Trueblood on I.R.

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed S Cody Grimm and OT Jeremy Trueblood on injured reserve Tuesday.

CB Wright has been a letdown for Bucs

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
There is already speculation about what Buccaneers CB Eric Wright's future might hold after the season.

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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