Eric Wright Traded To 49ers

July 19th, 2013

The Buccaneers ridded themselves of malcontent cornerback Eric Wright today by trading him to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional draft pick today, per the Bucs’ official Twitter feed.

@TBBuccaneers: Breaking News: The Bucs have traded CB Eric Wright to San Francisco for a conditional 2014 draft pick.

The timing of this is very interesting to Joe. Just yesterday, Joe was speaking with a Bucs official and when asked about Eric Wright and if he has changed his attitude, said official just looked down and shook his head.

This move all but signals that second-round pick Johnthan Banks will start. Joe knows that the Bucs are really pleased with the progress Leonard Johnson and Danny Gorrer have made and that Rashaan Melvin, a rookie corner out of Northern Illinois, has been turning coaches’ heads.

Apparently the talent Banks has shown along with the progress of Johnson, Gorrer and Melvin have displayed, along with the attitude Wright wore on his sleeve, made the troubled Bucs corner expendable.

52 Responses to “Eric Wright Traded To 49ers”

  1. SombreoBro Says:

    heck yeah,….. hope we got something good in return….. at least a scrip for Adderall.

  2. Max Says:

    guess they are happy with the rookie….and sounds like schiano wanted another guy gone

  3. stvcl Says:

    Guess Banks just got promoted.

  4. Gus Says:

    Conditional late round pick is what I’m hearing. Funny the bucs must love Eric Wright. First they give him a contract that was way over what he should have gotten. Then they trade him to his favorite team which also happens to be Super Bowl contenders lol

  5. Zach Says:

    Must like what they see out of Banks. Or welcome back ronde….

  6. BigSombrero Says:

    I don’t know if a late round pick is really worth it to be honest but losing him isn’t a big deal either after watching his performance last season. We have guys that can step in and produce. Bigger story here is the faith that One Buc has in our guys behind Revis to be able to play. Must have high hopes for Banks/Gaitor/Johnson and others.

  7. Joe Says:

    Or welcome back ronde….

    Only way Ronde Barber is welcomed back is if he is in street clothes. His playing days are over. Period.

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    For a rockstar of a GM this Wright situation ends up making him look like he has no clue. Another high profile acquisition not working out. Big question now is what the hell are we lining up out there on Sundays and depth? This sounds like a dumb move

  9. Adam Says:

    The depth on this team is so lacking. Dominik is really praying for a PERFECT, INJURY-FREE season.

    Still waiting for Dominik to sign one of his own draft picks to an extension….. just one…… one……… anyone.

  10. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Hahahahaaaa peace out, plenty of drugs you can get with a script out there! In all seriousness, screw this guy. Glad the bucs were able to make him eat his pride with that new contract he signed then ship his ass off. Peace.

  11. Zach Says:

    @Joe It was a joke.

  12. Jacko101 Says:

    Dumb Dumb and Dumb move, we have Revis, a promising Rookie and the same Db’ s that got burnt alive last year. Way to go Dumb Move

  13. DSZ Says:

    So, I guess we got Revis so teams can roast our rookie CB?

  14. Walter Says:

    They must really like what they see out of Banks, Johnson, and Gorrer.

    Honestly, Wright wasn’t really a stud or anything, so I’m kinda happy he’s out of here, more playing time for Leonard Johnson.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Myron Lewis is now officially back in the mix!!!!

  16. BucDan Says:

    “Joe was speaking with a Bucs official and when asked about Eric Wright and if he has changed his attitude, said official just looked down and shook his head.”

    I was not aware of any attitude that Wright had. Was this something that I missed in a previous thread? All I can remember is him saying that he was humbled by the opportunity to continue to be a Buc.

    Anybody care to help me understand?

  17. Joe Says:

    Dumb Dumb and Dumb move, we have Revis, a promising Rookie and the same Db’ s that got burnt alive last year. Way to go Dumb Move

    Wait a minute. Joe thought everyone wanted Wright gone. Now they want him back??? Please make up your minds!

  18. Joe Says:

    I was not aware of any attitude that Wright had. Was this something that I missed in a previous thread? All I can remember is him saying that he was humbled by the opportunity to continue to be a Buc.

    Eric Wright talked a good game. His actions spoke louder than words (not working out with team in offseason, going to spas while his team was busting their collective arses fighting for the playoffs).

  19. JonBuc Says:

    Curious move to say the least….but there must be something more to the story.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Come on Joe, that was BEFORE he was traded! It was a mistake to keep him, but it’s an even bigger mistake to trade him. I’m sure if some of the posters were running the team, we’d probably have a few more Super Bowl rings.

  21. Jacko101 Says:

    Joe you’re right, but that wasn’t me. I said don’t get rid of him and to restructure his deal.

  22. BigSombrero Says:

    I was fine with Wright being on the team after he took his pay cut. Trading him for a late round pick is just an odd move to me. He had to have an attitude issue or this just doesn’t make sense. Again, its not like we needed immediate cap space.

  23. lightningbuc Says:

    ROCK STAR!

  24. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Smart move! He’s an injury and suspension prone malcontent! Let Banks learn from the best (Revis) and I’m sure the Bucs will look to add some depth by adding a veteran some other team will push aside because a rookie will play cheaper. Well done, Coach Schiano!

  25. Jwayne Says:

    I was good with this move 3 months ago, then we could of added more depth through free agency or the draft. I don’t like Wright but i think this move at this point hurts more than it helps. If Revis has a set back at this point we are in trouble (again) at this position!

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Please please please please please please please don’t let the injury bug bite us in the arse this year!!!!!!!! Just give us one healthy year for once.

  27. SensibleBuc Says:

    Actually not that mad at this move, especially in lieu of the response from the Bucs official Joe talked to. Good riddance.

    …now Dom gets to work his magic on vet cut-down day in another month or so

  28. SombreoBro Says:

    Jeagan1999 Says:
    July 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    Smart move! He’s an injury and suspension prone malcontent! Let Banks learn from the best (Revis) and I’m sure the Bucs will look to add some depth by adding a veteran some other team will push aside because a rookie will play cheaper. Well done, Coach Schiano!

    Amen!

  29. SteveK Says:

    This is great!

    Holy sh!t!

    Goodbye malcontent.

    Very bold move, by our HC/Butch Davis/GM (triumvirate), and it screams draft ammo for next year.

    Personally, I would pull a Mike Ditka/Saints and trade all of my draft picks for the JaDaveon Clowney.

    Clowney is going to be the next “Julius Peppers” type of impact on the NFL. This guy is going to have a “Sapp” like effect on the defensive line.

  30. SteveK Says:

    This is great!

    Holy sh!t!

    Goodbye malcontent.

    Very bold move, by our HC/Butch Davis/GM (triumvirate), and it screams draft ammo for next year.

    Personally, I would pull a Mike Ditka/Saints and trade all of my draft picks for the JaDaveon Clowney.

    Clowney is going to be the next “Julius Peppers” type of impact on the NFL. This guy is going to have a “Sapp” like effect on the defensive line.

  31. cbell buc Says:

    See yea bro

  32. SensibleBuc Says:

    By the way, the picture above is a microcosm of Wright’s time here. First he gets burned THEN he lacks the wherewithal to tackle the receiver and THEN he trips over the guy. I’ve never seen a worse show of effort in my entire life. Bar none.

  33. Kevin Says:

    Why is everyone complaining about depth. You know who we had on our team last season, adding Banks, Revis, and Goldston with the other young corners is still an upgrade. Wright SUCKED last year. You expect him to IMPROVE WITHOUT the PEDS??? I think Mark is digging himself out of hole he dug transitioning to a GM…but you can only change so much in one off season. I’m happy and not gonna stress about this. I think it’s best. Let Johnson step into the no. 3 spot.

  34. bucco23 Says:

    I understand this trade, but it’s gonna hurt us to rely on inexperienced CBs

  35. PRBucFan Says:

    I can’t believe that the Bucs would make this move without having some kind of plan NOT BEING depending on the unproven “depth” we already have.

    Questionable at best

  36. BigSombrero Says:

    Oh he was arrested last week. Makes sense now.

  37. PRBucFan Says:

    Link please? Not that I don’t believe you

  38. Adam Says:

    Mark Dominik is essentially the Obama of NFL GMs: endless questionable moves that are ineffective and result in disaster.

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Joe

    Hahahaha, Had that feeling this kid was either going to be traded -or not make the roster. Sounds like Leonard Johnson has a great shot at starting opposite to Revis

  40. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    @PRBucFan

    I agree. There has to be a contingency plan. If Revis go’s down we are right back to where we were last year, even worse maybe, because our pass rush is still a giant ?.

  41. the_buc_realist Says:

    Other than VJ, has there been another free agent that has worked out well for the pop-star??? I can not think of any other. ( and don’t say Nicks when he played 5 games healthy and 2 limping around before hitting the DL).

    Please do not fire the pop-star gm. Who would we point and laugh at all offseason?

  42. Deminion Says:

    Wright was hurt every play I dnt mind the trade

  43. flmike Says:

    @TBR – you…

  44. Bobby Says:

    I like this. Sends a message to anyone who even thinks about being stupid when it comes to the NFL’s policy on drugs. I knew Banks was going to win the starting job anyway and with Johnson and Gaitor as backup we should be fine. There are some other kids in the mix as well that will be getting their shot to make the team.

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Joe

    “Mutiny on the Bounty”….

    Donald Penn has already voiced his displeasure about the move via twitter. Cody Grimm is still on the roster after 2 alcohol related incidents. Might be time to make
    the “Wolfman” Grimm to walk the plank as well. Because this might not set 2 well with a few vets. Maybe we workout a similar trade with Washington for Cody

  46. Bubba Says:

    Looks like there was a reason he was cut:

    Wright was arrested for misdemeanor DUI July 12 1100 Block of South Grand in Los Angeles by LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph

  47. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Heard about this a couple months back. Now with the Wright trade, things could be picking up steam.
    Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole “keeps hearing” the 49ers “don’t want to keep” CB Carlos Rogers.

    Rogers was considered a potential cap casualty when the offseason began, but many figured he was a “lock” to keep his spot once $1.25 million of his $5.5 million 2013 salary became guaranteed on April 1. Following the acquisition of Eric Wright on Friday, all three of Rogers, Wright, and Nnamdi Asomugha will have to compete to earn their places on the 53-man roster.

    Source: Jason Cole on Twitter
    Jul 19 – 4:11 PM

  48. Mean D Says:

    Whatever pick we got for this turd we won this trade.

  49. doc Says:

    If you are going to trade player’s that get arrested,what about Grimm.

  50. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    DallasBuc Says: July 19th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    “For a rockstar of a GM this Wright situation ends up making him look like he has no clue.”

    I disagree. All players are a gamble. If anything, Dominick looks like a genius for making sure Wright not panning out didn’t hurt us.

  51. GenocideD Says:

    I hope it was at least a fifth rounder. Dominick will use that fifth to move up next year and steal another young talent. :) See ya later Talib..err Wright.

  52. Pewter Bullion Says:

    I still can’t believe that play captured by the pic in this article. How in the hell did that even happen? Eric Wright took the Bucs back 35 years with that football folly foolishness.

 
 

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