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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

Weapons, protection for Freeman on Dominik’s mind

Posted March 05, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
It would make sense for the Bucs to fill in the gaps on their defense in this year's draft, but GM Mark Dominik is cautioning observers to avoid getting caught up in the conventional wisdom.

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Dominik believes Bucs are positioned to remain on the rise

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
With the surprisingly successful Buccaneers selecting 20th in the first round this year, GM Mark Dominik is happy with the flexibility he believes that spot should provide in late April.  

Bucs CB Barber staying in Tampa on one-year deal

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that CB Ronde Barber will return for his 2011 season, as he signed a one-year contract with the only team he has played for.

Re-signing OG Joseph a top priority for Bucs

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
We hear ORG Davin Joseph, who is due to become a free agent at midnight on March 4 — barring a work stoppage — is the Buccaneers' top priority to re-sign.

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Three added to defensive staff in Tampa Bay

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Three new coaches were hired in Tampa Bay on Tuesday to help improve the Buccaneers' young and talented defensive line.

Bucs DT McCoy says offseason will be a grind

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy, who was in Dallas taking in some of the events leading up to the Super Bowl, earlier this week.

Bucs hire new O-line coach

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have named Pat Morris their offensive line coach, replacing Pete Mangurian, who was fired on Friday.

Buccaneers content with receiving corps

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
It doesn't appear that the Buccaneers are feeling any urgency to add a veteran to their young receiving corps.

Bucs fire OL coach Mangurian

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers fired offensive-line coach Pete Mangurian on Friday. The firing reportedly was because of Mangurian's abrasive style and his not getting along with players.

Buccaneers promote Quarles to coordinator of pro scouting

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Former Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles, who has been serving as a pro scout for the club the past four years, has been promoted to the position of coordinator of pro scouting.

Backfield help for Blount a need for Bucs

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
LeGarrette Blount is a powerful back with a violent running style and, following his impressive rookie year, some observers are wondering if the Bucs need to invest in a complementary back to help share the load with him.

Bucs name Stukes special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers replaced special-teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who left to join the Chargers, with Dwayne Stukes.

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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