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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

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The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Freeman, Blount rally Bucs past Colts

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 12:35 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 287 yards and a TD, LeGarrette Blount ran for 127 yards and a score, and Tampa Bay beat Indianapolis 24-17 on Monday night.

Bucs QB Freeman not beyond growing pains

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman one of the best young quarterbacks in the game, but decision making, consistency and mechanics are still things he struggles with at times.

Manning, Barber and Bailey NFC Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Eli Manning, Ronde Barber and Dan Bailey were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Three.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Darren McFadden, Ronde Barber and Jason Hanson as its Players of the Week.

Tampa defense carries Bucs over Falcons

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay's defense forced three turnovers and sacked Matt Ryan four times in its best performance of the season, helping the Buccaneers beat the Falcons 16-13 on Sunday.

Rookie Foster earning Bucs' trust

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:34 p.m. ET
The Bucs have been conscientious about trying to give rookie MLB Mason Foster a manageable workload, but he's earning their trust quickly.

Report: Eight players could be suspended

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Eight NFL players could be subject to suspensions for transgressions committed during the lockout, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Report: Three teams fined for lockout contact

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
Three teams have been fined six-figure amounts by the NFL for contact with players during the lockout.

Report: Buccaneers game will be blacked out locally

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
According to the Tampa Tribune, the Buccaneers' home game Sunday will be blacked out on local TV.

Vikings seeking ways to finish off games

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Just like in Week One against the Chargers, the Vikings held a second-half lead against the Buccaneers; and just like the first game, the Vikings gave it away.

Vikings' players of the game: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.

Bucs rally, take down Vikings

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
LeGarrette Blount's 4-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left lifted Tampa Bay past the Minnesota Vikings 24-20 on Sunday

Bucs want WR Benn to make greater impact

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers expect WR Arrelious Benn to build on his Week One performance and they would like to see him play with a greater sense of urgency.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider for Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game in Minnesota.

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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