Friday, July 19, 2013

Bucs trade cornerback Eric Wright to San Francisco 49ers

In what might be a surprise to some, the Tampa Bay Bucs announced late today they have traded troubled cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2014 conditional draft pick.

Wright had gotten himself into quite a bit of trouble since the Bucs acquired him last March and was suspended for four games at the end of last season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

However the Bucs were able to restructure his five year $38 million contract at a vastly reduced rate because of his suspension to $1.5 million (one year) and with them being so thin at cornerback it seemed likely Wright would stay.

It now figures that rookie Johnthan Banks will start at one CB position opposite free agent acquisition Darrelle Revis.

Wright was arrested last Friday (June 12th) in Los Angeles for suspicion of driving under the influence.

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