Eric Wright reportedly on Buccaneers trading block
- By Marc Sessler
- Updated: March 23, 2013 at 11:47 a.m
The Buccaneers made Eric Wright one of Tampa Bay's big-name free-agent additions last offseason. One year later, they're looking to dump him.
ProFootballTalk reported Saturday that the team is trying to trade the 27-year-old cornerback, according to a league source. The Bucs repeatedly have been mentioned as a potential suitor for Darrelle Revis of the Jets, but moving Wright has more to do with his ultra-rocky 2012 campaign.
Wright's lone season in Tampa was marred by average play and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Wright -- who still has four more years on his contract -- lost $1.7 million in game checks during the ban and can be cut without costing the Buccaneers a cent because of the suspension. He filed a grievance against the team on the matter and lost, so if Tampa can't get anything in return, Wright is bound to be released.
Nobody's lining up to pay Wright's $7.75 million salary for 2013, so unless he agrees to a deep pay cut, the prospects of shopping him are dim.