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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

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

RG3 leads 'Skins in dramatic win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
Rpbert Griffin III helped lead the Redskins down the field in the final minute, setting up Billy Cundiff to redeem himself with a game-winning field goal.

Bucs' Bennett becomes even more critical cog on 'D'

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Buccaneers DLE Michael Bennett is well on his way to a career year after recording three sacks in the first three games.

Bucs-Redskins blacked out in Tampa

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Sunday’s Buccaneers-Redskins game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will be blacked out on local television.

Bucs add DE Charleston

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed DE Jeff Charleston and placed DE Adrian Clayborn on injured reserve.

Bucs sign WR Parrish, release WR Shipley

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed WR Roscoe Parrish and cut WR Jordan Shipley on Tuesday.

Bucs lose DE Clayborn for the season

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Buccaneers second-year DE Adrian Clayborn will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Cowboys top Bucs 16-10 in home opener

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
DeMarco Murray had an 11-yard touchdown run, Dan Bailey kicked three field goals and the Cowboys beat Tampa Bay 16-10 Sunday.

Bucs sign WR Underwood, release WR Parker

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers swapped receivers on Thursday, signing Tiquan Underwood and releasing Preston Parker.

Key matchup: Buccaneers OTs vs. Cowboys pass rush

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s Key Matchup, we analyze the battle on the edges in pass-rush situations when the Bucs visit the Cowboys in Week Three.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
As the Falcons celebrate a 2-0 start, panic might be setting in for the 0-2 Saints. The Panthers and Bucs, at 1-1, both have positives to build off of.

Bucs bring back WR Shipley

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers brought back WR Jordan Shipley on Tuesday and released OG Derek Hardman.

Unbeaten Cardinals riding Kolb as far as possible

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 2:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals, with a backup quarterback, beat Tom Brady and the Patriots; the Buccaneers building something; plus replacement refs taking step back.

Giants rally to top Bucs in a shootout

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw for 510 yards, and the Giants came back from a 14-point deficit to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Buccaneers.

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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