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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

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.

'Pure jubilation' for Bucs S Jackson in return

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 2:05 a.m. ET
It was an emotional victory for the Buccaneers on Sunday, but the game was particularly meaningful for Bucs FS Tanard Jackson.

Bucs arrive in London ahead of Wembley game

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have arrived in London ahead of their NFL game against the Chicago Bears. The Bucs decided to spend the whole week in the British capital to prepare for Sunday's game.

Freeman, Graham lead Bucs past Saints

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns, Earnest Graham rushed for 109 yards in place of injured starter LeGarrette Blount, and the Bucs outlasted New Orleans 26-20.

Bucs' Jackson activated to 53-man roster, could play Sunday

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Bucs S Tanard Jackson was activated to the 53-man roster, the team announced Friday.

Bucs drop rookie running back

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers released RB Allen Bradford on Thursday, creating a spot on the 53-man roster in case they decide to activate FS Tanard Jackson.

Bucs' Williams too harsh in self-evaluation

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 2:44 a.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Mike Williams acknowledged his struggles this week, telling reporters that he's "playing terrible."

NFL reinstates Buccaneers S Jackson

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Tuesday that it has reinstated Buccaneers S Tanard Jackson from his suspension.

NFL agrees to play in U.K. through 2016

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The NFL owners approved a resolution on Tuesday to continue playing regular-season games in the United Kingdom through the 2016 season.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Buccaneers DT McCoy (ankle) may miss time

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy left Sunday's game against the 49ers with a left ankle injury and might miss time.

Bucs promote DE Johnson

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted DE George Johnson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived TE Collin Franklin.

49ers off to best start in nine years with 48-3 win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw two of his three touchdown passes to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore ran for a score in his second straight 100-yard rushing game and the 49ers beat the Buccaneers 48-3.

Damn the officials!

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Thirty five years ago, the Seahawks and Buccaneers lined up for what could be called the worst pro football contest ever.

DE Bennett emerging for Bucs

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Bucs have invested early-round draft picks in their defensive line, but one of the most pleasant surprises at the position didn't even get drafted.

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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