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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

Bucs LS Economos suffers torn Achilles tendon

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Buccaneers LS Andrew Economos tore his Achilles tendon, Bucs GM Mark Dominik announced Thursday before the team's pre-draft press conference.

Bucs in search for new director of football administration

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Buccaneers director of football administration Digger Daley is leaving the organization and the team is looking for his replacement.

Buccaneers assistant arrested

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
Buccaneers assistant head coach Jayson Kaiser was arrested on early Wednesday morning and charged with DUI, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

NFL confirms Bears-Bucs in London

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Bears and Buccaneers will play in London on Oct. 23 as part of the fifth annual NFL International Series game, confirming reports from last week.

Draft Dose: Who needs an inside linebacker?

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
In the 29th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams that are in need of an inside linebacker, with Illinois' Martez Wilson a top option.

Reports: Bears-Bucs to play in London

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
According to multiple reports, the 2011 NFL game in London will pit the Bears against the Buccaneers.

Bucs sign GM Dominik to four-year extension

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers have signed general manager Mark Dominik to a four-year contract extension.

Buccaneers consider options with Talib

Posted April 08, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Some in the media called for the Buccaneers to cut CB Aqib Talib in the immediate aftermath of a March 21 incident that resulted in Talib being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 20

Posted April 08, 2011 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 20th pick in the NFL draft, including Texans CB Kareem Jackson in 2010.

Bucs CB Talib turns himself in on gun charges

Posted March 30, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib has turned himself into authorities on a warrant accusing him of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Report: Warrant out for Bucs CB Talib

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, according to a spokesman for the Garland police department speaking with Tampa radio station WDAE.

Bucs will weather lockout storm

Posted March 26, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
Many observers are predicting that Tampa Bay will be one of the teams hurt most by the lockout, but PFW's Dan Parr says the conventional wisdom about the Bucs is wrong again.

Safety situation has Bucs looking for help in draft

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers are looking for a pass rusher and more pieces to complement QB Josh Freeman on offense in this year's draft, but we hear they will be targeting a safety, too.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Bucs TE Winslow says he's very content in Tampa

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
While he waits for the owners and the players' union to settle the labor dispute, Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow told PFW he's working to stay in shape and is prepared financially if the lockout lingers into the fall.

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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