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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

LB Alston joins Bucs

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced they signed LB Jon Alston late Friday.

Bucs face decision on WR Clayton

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
It appears Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton's job is safe for now, but that could change in August.

Bucs trade for Eagles WR Brown

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced they acquired WR Reggie Brown from the Eagles for a 2011 sixth-round draft pick.

Bucs cut three players

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
With hours to go before free agency begins, P Josh Bidwell, P Dirk Johnson and CB Torrie Cox will be available after being released by Tampa Bay.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Bucs’ emphasis will be on draft, trades, not free agency

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik prepared the team's fans for the potential disappointment that will come when the Bucs are not major players for the top available players when free agency begins March 5.

Report: Bucs LB Hayes out 3-4 months

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WLB Geno Hayes will be kept out of offseason practice for 3-4 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Reports: Bucs hire Van Pelt to coach QBs

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have hired former Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to become their quarterbacks coach.

Dominik praises Morris’ growth as head coach

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik tells PFW he was impressed with head coach Raheem Morris' evolution as a head coach, in an exclusive interview during Senior Bowl practices.

Bucs concerned about Penn’s conditioning habits

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers are expected to re-sign OLT Donald Penn, we hear, but sources say it would be no surprise if the team spends an early draft pick on a left tackle this offseason as well.

Allegations make Phillips’ return to Bucs even less likely

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers were expected to allow S Jermaine Phillips to sign elsewhere when he became a free agent this offseason, and recent events have made his return even more of a longshot.

Bucs' Phillips arrested on felony battery charges

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Buccaneers S Jermaine Phillips was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Sunday for allegedly strangling his wife in a domestic dispute, according to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Website.

Bucs re-evaluating college scouting department

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced one day after the season ended that Raheem Morris would be returning as head coach, but the team is re-evaluating its college scouting staff, we hear, and there could be some changes made.

Bucs confirm that Morris will return

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers' ownership ended the speculation about head coach Raheem Morris' future on Monday.

Ruud reliable throughout trying year for Bucs

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
It has been a rough year for everyone involved in Tampa. Barrett Ruud, however, is still among the league leaders in tackles with 125 and he's an undisputed leader of a young corps of players on defense.

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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