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Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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

NFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Weatherspoon, David Gettis, Gerald McCoy and Jonathan Casillas.  

Talib trial likely won't start until 2012

Posted June 19, 2011 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib likely won't be going to trial for the assault charges against him until the 2011 season is completed, the St. Petersburg Times reported on Sunday.

Talib's future uncertain, but he has support of veteran teammates

Posted June 08, 2011 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, facing 2-20 years in prison if convicted of a felony charge, has the support of veterans Ronde Barber and Kellen Winslow.

Lockout limbo: Buccaneers report

Posted June 07, 2011 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Buccaneers.

Bucs CB Talib officially indicted

Posted May 28, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib has officially been indicted on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Bucs to close offices, suspend employee pay during Memorial Day week

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers will shut down their offices during the week of Memorial Day, sending employees home without pay.

Pursuing Asomugha makes sense for Bucs

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Rumors are connecting the Buccaneers to free-agent CB Nnamdi Asoumgha, who is expected to be the top player available this offseason.

Bucs won't be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers will not be featured on this year's version of the HBO television show "Hard Knocks."

Bucs rookie Foster could step in for Ruud at MLB spot

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers found a potential replacement for MLB Barrett Ruud, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, drafting Mason Foster in the third round.

Bucs GM Dominik: Initial plan for Bowers doesn't include surgery

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik told PFW he has a plan for second-round pick Da'Quan Bowers, and it doesn't include surgery in the short term.

Bucs show commitment to D-line, calculated risk with Bowers pick

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers may have given themselves an initial boost with their second-round pick, but there are concerns that the gains will not be long lasting.

DE Clayborn the right fit for Bucs

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
The first round played out perfectly for the Buccaneers, who drafted DE Adrian Clayborn with the 20th overall pick.

Arizona, Tampa two finalists for 2015 Super Bowl

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The NFL selected Arizona and Tampa Bay as the two finalists to host the 2015 Super Bowl.

Report: Bucs to cut Talib when lockout ends

Posted April 24, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Aqib Talib has played his last game in a Buccaneers uniform, according to a newspaper report.

Dominik: Bucs prefer to nibble in free agency

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Bucs have not been big spenders in free agency of late, but they could have the cap flexibility to land at least one of the top free agents available this year.

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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