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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 show gap between them and Falcons isn’t so great

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The fact that the Bucs gave one of the NFC's better teams that much of a scare, even with all their injuries, shows how far they have come.

Bucs place Talib, Faine on I.R.

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
CB Aqib Talib, who left the Falcons game with a hip injury, and C Jeff Faine, who suffered a triceps injury, have been placed on injured reserve.

Falcons win back-and-forth game over Bucs

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins as the Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers 28-24 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Versatile Zuttah playing key role for Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
With his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line, Jeremy Zuttah has been a valuable backup for Tampa Bay, and he'll move to right guard to replace the injured Davin Joseph this week, according to NFC South ...

Rookie S Grimm made strong impression on Bucs

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Buccaneers rookie S Cody Grimm proved himself enough to ensure that he will be a top contender, if not the definite starter, at free safety when he returns before next season.

Bucs' Williams proving he was worth risk

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Except for a recent DUI arrest, Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has done all the right things to convince his coaches and general manager that they made a wise gamble when they drafted him in the fourth round last April.

Flurry of roster moves by Bucs

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers made a series of roster moves following a rash of injuries last Sunday, placing three starters on injured reserve and waiving S Sabby Piscitelli.

League looking into Bucs CB Talib's confrontation with official

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The NFL is looking into a reported verbal confrontation between Aqib Talib and an official following the Bucs' 17-10 loss. Talib was upset about a teammate being penalized for pass interference at the end of the first half.

Injuries another setback for Bucs

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers lost to the Ravens in Week 12 and also lost a pair of starters for the season.

Ravens remain perfect at home, beat Bucs 17-10

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and the Ravens beat Tampa Bay 17-10 Sunday for their franchise record-tying eighth straight home win.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

Job security not a concern for Bucs’ Faine

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
While Jeremy Zuttah is a younger and much cheaper option than Jeff Faine, one team observer expects Faine will be the Bucs' starting center beyond the end of this season.

Bucs promote Okam, waive Sims

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have signed DT Frank Okam to their active roster and released veteran DT Ryan Sims.

Bucs release DT Sims

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Bucs released DT Ryan Sims on Tuesday. Sims had been inactive the past three games because of a knee injury.

Young Bucs D-linemen showing growth

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers' young defensive line still has a ways to go, but it's often shown promise this season and was a major difference maker against San Francisco.

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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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