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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

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Vikings They Said It: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of quotes this week from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, defensive coordinator Fred Pagac and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game.

Five questions with Vikings DE Brian Robison

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Vikings DE Brian Robison, who had a strong debut as the new starter opposite Jared Allen.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to check out for Sunday's Buccaneers-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup for Sunday's Buccaneers-Vikings game.

Bucs WR Stroughter out a few weeks

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter will have minor surgery on his foot and miss a few weeks, Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said Monday.

Stafford tosses three TDs in Lions win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to help the Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Selmon was special on and off the field

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
Lee Roy Selmon's death at age 56 came much too soon. Mike Beacom looks at what made the Buccaneers' lone representative in the Pro Football Hall of Fame such a special person.

Bucs RB Blount not yet ready for every-down duty

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers were hoping that LeGarrette Blount would have made more progress in becoming a better all-around back by this point.

Only Bucs fail to avoid blackout

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Cardinals, Chargers and Rams announced on Thursday they have avoided blackouts and that their Week One games will be shown on local TV.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Hall of Famer Selmon dies

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Fame DE Lee Roy Selmon died Sunday, two days after suffering a stroke. He was 56.

Buccaneers 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Head coach Raheem Morris guided Tampa Bay to an impressive 10-6 record last season, but the Bucs face tough competition in the NFC South from Atlanta and New Orleans.

Bucs announce cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers trimmed their roster down to 53 players on Saturday, releasing a group of youngsters.

Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon suffers stroke

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:11 a.m. ET
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Lee Roy Selmon, the only Buc to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, suffered a stroke at his Tampa home Friday.

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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