The Buccaneers are preparing to play without cornerback Eric Wright, but coach Greg Schiano isn’t talking about why.
Of course, after yesterday’s report that he’s facing a suspension for failing an Adderall test, the reason seems clearer.
“Before we get started, with the story that broke yesterday in reference to Eric Wright, per the league guidelines, I really can’t discuss it and neither can Eric,” Schiano said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I’m not trying to be evasive at all, but that’s what comes down from the league and that’s where I’m going to be.
“You saw he was on the bike. He has an Achilles [injury] coming out of the game that is a little bit of a concern. Didn’t know about it after the game, really didn’t know about it until recently. But I think the injury, he’ll be okay, but I can’t predict.”
Sounds like a four-week injury.
Wright would be the second Bucs corner suspended for Adderall, as Aqib Talib is scheduled to return Nov. 5.
Asked if he thought the team had a problem with Adderall use, Schiano only said: “No.”
But the do have a pass defense problem, whether they want to talk about it or not.