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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 OG Joseph suffers potentially season-ending knee injury

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 10:55 p.m. ET
Davin Joseph suffered a knee injury in Friday’s preseason game against the Patriots. The team reportedly thinks it may end Joseph's season.

Buccaneers claim WR Shipley

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers claimed former Bengals WR Jordan Shipley off waivers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Buccaneers sign CB McDonald

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Monday that they have signed free-agent CB Brandon McDonald and waived CB Desmond Marrow.

Olympic sprinter Demps signs with Patriots

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed ex-Florida RB-RS Jeff Demps, the team confirmed Friday evening.

Buccaneers activate OLT Penn

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have removed OLT Donald Penn from the active/non-football-injury list Friday, three weeks after suffering a calf injury.

Bucs WR Williams impressing in camp

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
We’re told third-year veteran Mike Williams has been the Buccaneers' most consistent receiver in camp.

Bucs ORT Trueblood takes pay cut

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Buccaneers ORT Jeremy Trueblood is taking a $1 million pay cut. He is in the final year of a two-year contract signed last August.

Bucs DT McCoy off to fine start in camp

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
We are hearing DT Gerald McCoy has looked exceptional in the early stages of the Buccaneers’ training camp.

Don't discount fantasy potential in young Bucs

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
After an impressive offseason, the Buccaneers could be primed to join the rest of the NFC South in terms of fantasy relevance.

Pivotal season ahead for Bucs OLT Penn

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
As the protector of QB Josh Freeman’s blind side, the Bucs are going to need Donald Penn to play better than he did late last season.

Bucs WR Benn to miss time with knee injury

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn injured his right knee in practice on Friday and could miss a month, according to The Tampa Bay Times

Report: Redskins claim WR Briscoe

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Redskins claimed WR Dezmon Briscoe off waivers on Friday, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Bucs release WR Briscoe, add LB Williams

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
The Bucs released WR Dezmon Briscoe and signed former Panthers LB Thomas Williams on Thursday.

Bears acquire DT Price from Buccaneers

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded DT Brian Price for the Bears for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick, pending a physical, the teams announced Thursday.

Bucs OLT Penn suffers calf injury

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Buccaneers OLT Donald Penn strained a calf muscle while training, the team confirmed on Thursday.

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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