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WhoDat!656 01-05-2013 09:34 AM

Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
Worth a look?

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When Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright recently returned from a suspension and faced a fairly aggressive grilling from the local media without a lifeline from the team’s P.R. department, the speculation commenced that the Bucs have decided to move on from one of the three prized members of their free-agent class of 2012.

Earlier this week, the folks at PewterReport.com said that, indeed, Wright likely will be cut before the Bucs launch their offseason workout sessions in April.

And the Bucs can do it while also saving $7.75 million. Before Wright’s four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy regarding performance-enhancing drugs (reportedly, amphetamines contained in Adderall), Wright’s 2013 salary of $7.75 million for next season was fully guaranteed. The suspension, we’ve confirmed, voids the guarantee completely.

Of course, the guarantee could become guaranteed again if Wright shows up for offseason workouts and, for example, drops a weight on his foot or pops an Achilles while running at the practice facility. That’s why it’ll be important to cut him before he has the ability to show up and work out, in any way.

Wright already lost $1.7 million during his suspension.

But it was more than the suspension that apparently is driving the Bucs to move on. Wright had some sort of illness during the 2012 offseason, which impacted his ability to prepare for his first season with the team. Then, he was arrested for suspicion of DUI; even though the charges were dropped, it raised more suspicions about whether the Bucs did the right thing.Now, thanks to the term nullifying the guarantee, the Bucs are able to walk away, with only (only?) $5.54 million invested in Wright.The separate question is whether they do him a favor and cut him before the free-agency market opens in March, or whether they try to trade him. As to the latter possibility, we can’t imagine anyone agreeing to pay him $7.75 million in 2013.

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Danno 01-05-2013 09:39 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
Didn't we all laugh at Tampa for signing him to begin with?

dizzle88 01-05-2013 09:40 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
No way is he worth a look

He got burned in Detroit, somehow got a big contract and got burned with the bucs, Eric wright is a turrible CB

ChrisXVI 01-05-2013 09:46 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
God no! Everyone knew Tampa was so stupid for giving him that contract and thinking they fixed their secondary.

CharityMike 01-05-2013 10:53 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
I am not saying I would like to give him a look, because I don't know much about him.

But according to his stats, he doesn't seem that terrible to me

In his 6 yrs in the league, he has 14 INT's, 3 FF, 5 Fr

Who do we have that has anything close to that?

papz 01-05-2013 10:59 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
He was once a very promising corner. If the price is right, he may be worth a look. Still young and considered entering the prime age of his career.

Marlboro Man 01-05-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
I would have to say no as well. We've apparently made a couple mistakes in players and even coaches we've acquired over the last 3 years or so and that apparently there is at least 1 more on the team currently as evidenced by his bashing of Spaggs, which shows that our locker room isn't what it used to be and we need to weed out players and coaches like that so that we can get back to where we need to be. I don't think Wright would fit in here and would be a cancer to a locker room that needs to have some weeds removed already.

FinSaint 01-05-2013 11:10 AM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
Didn't signing him get an F grade?!

No, thank you!

jeanpierre 01-05-2013 12:26 PM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
We're just coming through Goodell's Bounty Beatdown - and we want more drama?!?

UK_WhoDat 01-05-2013 12:29 PM

Re: Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright
 
I think the answer is no


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