Major Move On Major WrightApril 1st, 2014
Lovie Smith sure seems to be a man of his word. One of the first things Lovie told the NFL world as Bucs head coach was that he saw no good reason to leave any cash in the coffers when it comes to building his roster.
With veteran safety Major Wright now in/headed to Tampa, it seems the Bucs are about to buy even more talent.
NFL Network is reporting Wright, the former Bears safety, is next up for the grand tour and sales job at One Buc Palace. Ian Rapoport also Twittered that the Bucs don’t plan to let him leave.
@RapSheet – Major Wright is visiting the
#Bucs tonight and tomorrow, source confirms… what he tweeted. They’ll try to sign him before he leaves.
Now this is a very intriguing move. Lovie has been clear that he doesn’t shop for free agents to be reserves and that courted free agents want to know their odds of winning a starting job.
If Wright signs, will that mean he’s been told he’s got a decent shot of winning a starting job from Mark Barron or Dashon Goldson?
This is Goldson’s final Bucs season with a guaranteed contract. Unless he returns to Pro Bowl form, Joe can’t imagine Goldson staying on the team in 2015 at his current rate of pay. Goldson is due $8 million in 2015.
Wright, 25, a former Florida Gator, was a starter in Chicago and had four interceptions for Lovie in 2012. That shows the “ball skills” Lovie craves. Barron had a career high two picks last year.
Regardless, Wright would be a strong signing for the Bucs, an upgrade to Keith Tandy on the depth chart, for sure.