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Now that the Buccaneers traded Eric Wright to the 49ers on Friday, rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks will likely start in his place this season.
Even though the Bucs had Wright take a pay cut back in April, they weren’t very fond of his attitude recently, according to ESPN.com.
The Bucs traded for cornerback Darrelle Revis and used their top draft pick on cornerback Johnthan Banks. At first, it appeared as if Revis, Wright and Banks would be the team’s top three cornerbacks.
But it now is obvious the Bucs weren’t sold on Wright even at a reduced price. A source said Wright’s attitude in recent months didn’t conform with what the team likes and the Bucs would have released him if they were unable to trade him. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office records, Wright was arrested in California on an unspecified misdemeanor charge July 12.
With Wright gone, Banks becomes the leading candidate to start opposite Revis.
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After just one season in Tampa, cornerback Eric Wright has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional draft pick in 2014.
The news came out mid-Friday, just before fans learned Wright was arrested on July 12th for a misdemeanor DUI charge in Los Angeles.
Wright had his contract restructured on April 9th because of troubles he faced last season...
TAMPA, Fla. -- Cornerback Eric Wright is headed to San Francisco.
Wright, signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent in March 2012, was traded to the 49ers for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the team announced Friday.
Wright, 27, played 10 games for Tampa Bay last season and recorded 37 tackles with one interception. He was part of a decorated free-agency class...
From the Buccaners communications department: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. Wright joined the Buccaneers in 2012, playing in 10 games, while recording 37 tackles and one interception. He began his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2007 and played...
Defensive back Eric Wright was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a draft pick.Fantasy Spin:Wright was expected to start opposite Darrelle Revis in Tampa, but will now try to work in with a much better 49ers' defensive unit. San Francisco now has a lot of talent in their secondary with the arrival of Wright and Nnamdi Asomugha in the offseason.
One thing is certain for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under the leadership of head coach Greg Schiano, he puts up with no ****. Plain and simple. The second year head coach is a no holds barred leader on the sidelines. Whether his actions translate into wins on the field remain to be seen, but Schiano has put his stamp on this team early and often while heading into his second season...
When it came to the question of whether the 49ers knew that newly-acquired cornerback Eric Wright had recently been arrested, the team’s “due diligence” didn’t require much diligence.
Per a league source with knowledge of the discussions, the Buccaneers disclosed the July 12 arrest for suspicion of DUI during trade talks with the 49ers.
From Tampa’s perspective, it was...
Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2014 late-round conditional draft pick.
Wright has a similar deal to that of new 49ers CB Nnamdi Asomugha where they get paid only if they can make the team.
Wright has been a bit of an issue for the Bucs who were close to cutting the six-year cornerback...
The 49ers acquired corner Eric Wright from Tampa Bay in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014, the Buccaneers announced Friday. Wright joins the fold at cornerback, a position where San Francisco has a number of question marks going forward.
Josina Anderson is reporting that the Buccaneers have traded CB Eric Wright to the 49ers in return for a conditional late-round pick in 2014.
Ian Rapoport reports that Wright will need to pass a physical before the deal is completed.
Jason Cole keeps “hearing” that the 49ers do not want to keep CB Carlos Rogers, so this could be an indication that he could be on his way...
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired cornerback Eric Wright in a trade with Tampa Bay that sends a conditional selection in the 2014 draft to the Buccaneers.
The Bucs announced the deal Friday.
The trade comes one week after Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of misdemeanor DUI, an LAPD spokeswoman confirmed to FOX Sports. Wright was arrested at 5:15 p.m. PDT at 30th...
An already potent fantasy football defense just got even better.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a late round pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Wright, a 27-year old former second round pick of the Cleveland Browns was slated to start opposite of newly acquired Darrelle Revis for the Bucs...
49ers took some secondary losses in the offseason, but filling those holes pretty well now.
Breaking News: The Bucs have traded CB Eric Wright to San Francisco for a conditional 2014 draft pick.
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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...