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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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No one like Bo

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Had Bo Jackson played football and not baseball, and not gotten hurt, he probably would have been better than what our minds imagine he could have been.

Report: Bucs' home opener to be blacked out

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.

Bucs release MLB McKenzie

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers cut MLB Tyrone McKenzie on Friday. McKenzie is a former third-round pick of the Patriots.

Beck inconsistent as Redskins top Bucs

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
John Beck had a spotty performance Thursday night, completing 10 of 21 passes for 108 yards with an interception in a 29-24 win over Tampa Bay.

Late Bucs TD drive beats Dolphins

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Rudy Carpenter threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Overbay with 3:11 remaining, giving Tampa Bay a 17-13 preseason victory over Miami on Saturday night.

Dominik: No suspension for Bucs' Talib

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Buccaneers starting LCB Aqib Talib will not be suspended for any games this season, team GM Mark Dominik said Saturday.

Bucs expect progress from WR Williams

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 9:20 a.m. ET
The bar has been raised for Buccaneers WR Mike Williams after his impressive rookie season.

Bucs rookie LB Foster fined for hit

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Buccaneers rookie LB Mason Foster was fined $20,000 for his hit on Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco in their preseason game last week.

Buccaneers sign DT McCargo

Posted Aug. 21, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
With injuries hitting the Buccaneers hard along the defensive line, the team reportedly signed free-agent DT John McCargo on Saturday.

Brady keys Patriots' offense in 31-14 win over Bucs

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
Tom Brady tossed a pair of touchdowns and completed 11 of 19 passes in New England's 31-17 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.

Young Bucs D-line not yet at full strength

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
There is tempered excitement at Bucs' training camp about the team's highly touted young group of defensive linemen, including DT Gerald McCoy.

Buccaneers impress in debut, defeat Chiefs

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers, winners of 10 games in 2010, started the preseason sharp, routing the Chiefs 25-0 in Kansas City on Friday night.

Bucs re-sign DE Crowder

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers re-signed DE Tim Crowder to a two-year deal, the team announced on Friday.

Better days ahead for Buccaneers WR Benn

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn could be in for a second-year surge.

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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