The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have washed their hands of troubled cornerback Eric Wright.
A little more than two weeks after Wright was arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor DUI in Los Angeles, the Bucs traded the six-year veteran to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday for a conditional 2014 draft pick.
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik would not provide specifics, but said character concerns factored into the decision to move Wright.
The team also believes its corps of cornerbacks has improved. Veteran Darrelle Revis, acquired in an April trade, is expected to start at left cornerback, assuming he is completely recovered from surgery to repair a torn ACL. And rookie Johnthan Banks was the team's top draft pick, chosen in the second round.
"I feel really good about where Darrelle Revis is in his rehab and with what we have in Johnthan Banks,'' Dominik said after making the trade.
"We also have Leonard Johnson and Danny Gorrer there, and both of those guys came on for us last year. A...