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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

New Bucs, older Barber still a fine match

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber showed in Week One why first-year head coach Greg Schiano made re-signing Barber for at least one more year a top priority.

Buccaneers re-sign OL Hardman, cut DL Gilberry

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have re-signed OG-OT Derek Hardman and released DL Wallace Gilberry.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts add OT Sowell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Colts signed OT Bradley Sowell off the Buccaneers’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Bucs shut down Cam, Panthers in Schiano's debut

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards in a Week One 16-7 win in Greg Schiano's debut.

Is it make-or-break time for Bucs QB Freeman?

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
It's a big year for QB Josh Freeman, but the Buccaneers are confident he will bounce back from a disappointing 2012.

Buccaneers fail to sell out season opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers did not sell out their home opener and the game will be blacked out on local television, the team confirmed Thursday.

Buccaneers bring back CB McDonald

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers re-signed CB Brandon McDonald on Wednesday and waived OG Derek Hardman.

Bucs sign RB Ware, claim four others off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The signed former Giants reserve RB D.J. Ware and released CB Brandon McDonald on Saturday.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

First-round RB Martin named Bucs' starter

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
After an impressive preseason showing, Tampa Bay rookie RB Doug Martin has been named the starter over LeGarrette Blount by head coach Greg Schiano.

With C Cook injured, Bengals host veteran Faine

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The severity of Bengals' starting C Kyle Cook's ankle injury is unclear, prompting Cincinnati to bring in former Buccaneer Jeff Faine for a visit.

Buccaneers make cuts, place Joseph on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed OG Davin Joseph on injured reserve and DE Da'Quan Bowers on the reserve/PUP list.

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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