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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

Buccaneers OT Trueblood signs tender

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that restricted free agent Jeremy Trueblood, the team's starting right tackle, has signed his tender offer.

Bucs counting on 'mountains'

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The 2010 performances of Gerald McCoy and Josh Freeman — or "the mountains of Tampa," as GM Mark Dominik calls them — could determine the futures of the Buccaneers' decision makers.

Bucs hand punting duties to rookie Bowden

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
With pressing needs at other positions, some were surprised the Buccaneers spent a sixth-round pick on P Brent Bowden.

Eagles claim OG Murphy from Bucs

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Eagles have claimed OG Shawn Murphy, who was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday.

Bucs release Sears, Hovan, four others

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers released six players Monday, remodeling their roster after drafting nine players and signing 12 undrafted free agents over the weekend.

Bucs' receiving corps settled after drafting Benn, Williams

Posted April 25, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers' receiving corps looked like one of the team's greatest weaknesses heading into the draft, but GM Mark Dominik told PFW he feels much better about it after drafting WRs Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams.

2010 draft choices by team: Buccaneers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Bucs get Freeman some much-needed help in Benn

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers decided to address their defense first this year, selecting DTs Gerald McCoy and Brian Price with their top two picks, but they didn't forget about second-year QB Josh Freeman.

Selecting McCoy an easy choice for Bucs

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
This very well could be the easiest pick Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik makes this weekend.

Bucs MLB Ruud signs tender

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Buccaneers MLB Barrett Ruud signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, the team announced.

Bucs WR Stovall signs tender

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall signed his restricted free-agent tender Friday, the team announced.

Bucs in position to land top DT, WR prospects

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers would be quite pleased to land both a top defensive tackle and a top receiver with their first two picks in the draft, and insiders say they're likely to get the opportunity to do so.

Redskins sign P Bidwell

Posted March 23, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed P Josh Bidwell on Tuesday.

No urgency from Bucs to sign Ruud long-term

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Barrett Ruud is still hoping to get a long-term deal done with Tampa Bay, but sources don't expect GM Mark Dominik to give Ruud the offer he wants anytime soon.

Reports: Bucs sign S Jones

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have finalized a deal with S Sean Jones, according to multiple reports.

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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