Bucs Sign Eric Wright Already This Morning

March 14th, 2012

Joe hasn’t even swallowed his massive cup of java yet this morning and Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is already at it and the sun hasn’t risen yet!

Per Adam Schefter of BSPN, the Bucs got their cornerback, Lions defensive back Eric Wright.

@AdamSchefter: First deal of day is in: CB Eric Wright reached agreement with Tampa Bay, signing deal today.

Joe stands up and offers a standing ovation. The Bucs have a cornerback, which along with linebacker was sorely needed. For those wondering, yes, the Lions tried to re-sign Wright. He wasn’t a castoff.

Now if the Bucs grab Morris Claiborne in the draft, a responsible pick, the Bucs will have a stout secondary.

38 Responses to “Bucs Sign Eric Wright Already This Morning”

  1. Have A Nice Day Says:

    This is a smart move and at the relatively inexpensive price(I assume).

  2. Travis Says:

    The story of Eric Wright’s career has been inconsistency. I have a feeling were going to love or hate this signing. He has all the potential in the world, but for some reason this buy gets burned more than toast….

  3. ATLBuc Says:

    I like the signing, depending on the price.

  4. Tylund Says:

    He was the best corner left

  5. 941Buc Says:

    Looked him up online. Had a solid year last year but his career has been up and down. Happy that we will have competition. I wonder how close he and Tulloch are.

  6. Travis Says:

    Id argue the following could be considered “better” than Wright
    Tracy Porter ,Arron Ross, Richard Marshall Cedric Griffin, & William Gay

  7. Matthew Says:

    Bottom line whether this guy starts or at least is a solid nickel CB, it’s depth to a position we have little at. If I never have to see Biggers again chasing WRs 40 yards down field on a coverage he blew I’ll be a happy man.

  8. Vince Says:

    He’s better than Biggers and Lewis, welcome Mr. Wright

  9. bucfanjeff Says:

    He is inconsistent, but assuming the price is right, the question that should be asked is, is he better than Biggers, Lewis or Mack?

  10. Nick Says:

    “Eazy-E were you ever caught slippin’?”

    “HELL NAW!”

  11. jb Says:

    All I know is he’s a lot better than Brent Grimes. Other than Finnegan I’d say Wright was one of the best corners available in free agency. I’m extremely impressed so far! Now, if we can only get Nicks signature on a contract we will have completed a SWEET Trifecta! We’re gonna see some sellouts this season folks!!!!

  12. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Great job.

    I’ve been pining for Finnegan, but not at that price. With DB’s signing left and right Dominik did what he could with what he had where he was. Another good signing.

  13. Aldo Says:

    I know during past weeks we expected finnegan or carr but, what if they want this kid huh?? sure is not big name, but hey is an add for this CB Depth, also, is like the bucs are on the Mo Claiborne bandwagon, and im fine with that

  14. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “All I know is he’s a lot better than Brent Grimes.” SMH Wright has given up twice as many TDs as Grimes over the past 3 years. Arguing him over Grimes will be fruitless. Grimes is one of the best in the league. Wright just is.

  15. Joe Says:


    SMH Wright has given up twice as many TDs as Grimes over the past 3 years.

    To be fair, two of those years the Lions were beyond pathetic. Zero pass rush until Suh showed up.

  16. Travis Says:

    I think you need to put the bong down… No one in their right mind thinks Wright is a better player than Grimes…

  17. David Says:

    He will be solid 2nd cb once claiborn gets here.

  18. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @Joe Why does that matter? Wright’s only season with the Lions was this past one.


    Not exactly the kind of character guy that I want on the team. But, really, almost anyone has better character than Talib. If this is a step towards cutting Talib, then so be it.

    Ready for Claiborne in the draft.

  20. k_bassuka Says:

    The guy gets burn almost on every play, guess he will fit perfectly here…

  21. Bobby Says:

    I like this signing. Gives us a vet presence too. I still want to see what Gaitor can do and I’m guessing that we’re targeting Claiborne in the draft if he’s there when we pick. If Claiborne is gone I expect the pick to be Richardson. Definitely will not be Blackmon now that we have Jackson. Things are really looking up!

  22. Bobby Says:

    P.S. Grimes is definitely better than Wright. Not even close…

  23. tylund Says:

    travis, i thought tracy porter was all but signed

  24. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Last season’s negatives for Wright:
    *5th among CBs most missed tackles with 14
    *6th among CBs most reception yards allowed with 842
    *Tied at 14th with 5 TDs allowed
    *16th among CBs highest catch percentage allowed with 62.8%
    *10th most Penalties for a CB with 8

  25. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Last season’s positives for Wright:
    *9th most snaps by a CB with 1043
    *5th most tackles by a CB with 724
    *10th lowest yards per completion with 11.2
    *11th in pass deflections with 10
    *Tied 8th in most INTs with 4

  26. Have A Nice Day Says:

    All in all it seems like an aggravatingly inconsistent but healthy CB with tons of potential that flashes at times for the good as well as the bad.
    We’ll have to wait and see what our coaching staff can do with him because he is on contract for 5 years now. It will be interesting to say the least.

  27. bucfanjeff Says:

    I repeat:
    He is inconsistent, but assuming the price is right, the question that should be asked is, is he better than Biggers, Lewis or Mack?

    After VJax and potentially Nicks…whom do you think they would get for a CB?

  28. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    5th most tackles by a CB with 724. This is what I like…a CB that can tackle.

  29. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @Scotty LMAO! Woops! *72*

  30. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    LMAO….72 sounds MUCH more realistic doesn’t it. I just copied and pasted from above reply.

  31. 941Buc Says:

    Do we have contract details yet? I think anything over $5 mill per year is too much. We still have plenty of dough, let’s keep the ball rolling.

  32. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I care most about picks…but as long as he doesn’t give up on plays I’m happy. Many of his teammates say he is among the best…he’ll have to prove it.

    One of the biggest complaints I have on Biggers is his failure to pursue and tackle after he blows a coverage. Too many of his assignments had yards after catch last year.

  33. Tylund Says:

    This essentially shows the bucs definitely want claibourne

  34. Matt Says:

    adam shefter reports bucs sign nicks 5 year 47.5 million dollar deal!!!

  35. Brown Bag Says:

    In the immortal words of Wolfman from Top Gun: “This gives me a h@rd on.”

    Loving me some Bucs. Now, if only Thomas 2.2 can see a shred of positive news in anything, we really will have turned the corner. Ha

  36. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:



  37. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Nicks is a Buc. $47.5 mil with $31 mil guaranteed.

  38. Ian P. Says:

    Now if only we didn’t have the worst safeties in the NFL ….