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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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


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CB Wright has been a letdown for Bucs

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
There is already speculation about what Buccaneers CB Eric Wright's future might hold after the season.

Bucs CB Wright loses appeal, suspended four games

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright will be suspended for the next four games, head coach Greg Schiano announced Monday.

Charges against Bucs CB Wright dropped

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles County District Attorney reportedly has dropped charges of DUI against Buccaneers CB Eric Wright.

Report: Buccaneers CB Wright arrested for DUI

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright was arrested and booked on a felony charge of driving under the influence.

Bucs' ownership changing perception

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
There were many skeptical fans in Tampa when Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer vowed in January to spend whatever it takes to win.

Bucs sign CB Wright

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
A day after signing WR Vincent Jackson to boost their offense, the Buccaneers added to their defense, signing CB Eric Wright to a five-year deal.

Lions-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions this Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Wright key part of Lions' improved secondary

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
This has been a bounce-back season for Lions CB Eric Wright. Benched in Cleveland in 2010, Wright has fit in nicely with Detroit.

Browns place CB Wright, OLB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLB Scott Fujita and CB Eric Wright on injured reserve and signed practice-squad NT Travis Ivey and free-agent LB Steve Octavien to fill the open spots on the roster, the team announced Tuesday.

Browns CB Wright done for rest of season

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Browns corner Eric Wright will miss the last two games of the season with a left leg injury.

Browns CB Wright struggling

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Fourth-year Browns CB Eric Wright has stood out like a sore thumb at times, missing tackles and getting beaten in one-on-one coverage, according to AFC North Whispers.

Browns CB Wright trying to move past tough start

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday, we'll highlight a Browns player, coach, executive, personnel group or other area of the team that is most under scrutiny. This week, we take a closer look at Browns CB Eric Wright.

Browns' pass defense has tall order vs. Saints

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Browns' pass defense needs a strong showing for Cleveland to have a chance at an upset of New Orleans.

Falcons-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Falcons-Browns game:  

Can Wright rebound after tough game?

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the Browns that is most under the microscope. This week, CB Eric Wright is the choice.  

They Said It: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Here's a selection of quotes from Browns head coach Eric Mangini and Browns players.

Bengals-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game:

They Said It: Browns edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
Quotes from Browns head coach Eric Mangini and players the day after the Browns fell 24-17 at Baltimore.

Reports: Browns won't bench CB Wright

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
  Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Monday he will not bench CB Eric Wright, who was beaten for three TD passes Sunday by Ravens WR Anquan Boldin in a 24-17 Cleveland loss, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and the Akron Beacon-Journal ...


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.