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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 CB Wright loses appeal, suspended four games

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright will be suspended for the next four games, head coach Greg Schiano announced Monday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

Falcons extend NFC South lead, defeat Buccaneers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers place WR Benn on I.R.

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve and signed WR David Douglas off the Giants’ practice squad.

Key matchup: Bucs RB Doug Martin vs. Falcons run defense

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
We look ahead to Sunday’s game in Tampa, when the Falcons’ run defense will get its first look at Doug Martin, in today’s Key Matchup.

Bucs WR Jackson continues to impress

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Bucs already had a great appreciation for WR Vincent Jackson, but it is growing stronger after his most recent late-game heroics.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Freeman, Buccaneers come back to stun Panthers

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Buccaneers' 27-21 comeback win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Buccaneers place LB Black on I.R.

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed LB Quincy Black on injured reserve after Black suffered a neck injury in Sunday’s win over San Diego.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Buccaneers win third straight as turnovers doom Chargers

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and the surging Buccaneers beat the Chargers 34-24 for their third straight win Sunday.

Bucs-Chargers blacked out in Tampa

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Thursday that their Week 10 game against the Chargers will be blacked out. The game will not be televised locally.

First-time NFL head coaches impressing

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The NFL’s four rookie head coaches, including Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano, are proving they belong at the top of their profession.

Former NFL WR David Boston guilty of battery

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR David Boston could face nearly three years in prison for punching a woman last year.

Buccaneers swap corners

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted CB LeQuan Lewis from the practice squad to the active roster and released CB Brandon McDonald.

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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