So why haven’t the Bucs cut cornerback Eric Wright, whose $7.75 million in guaranteed salary was voided by his 2012 suspension for violation the PED policy?
Because the guarantee hasn’t technically voided yet.
Per a league source, Wright has filed a grievance challenging the voiding of the guaranteed salary. A ruling is expected Tuesday.
While the 2011 labor deal allows guaranteed money to be voided, there’s a dispute over whether the specific language in Wright’s contract accomplishes that goal. If the Bucs win, Wright can be cut at any time before Week One of the regular season. If Wright wins, the Bucs owe him $7.75 million.
A victory by the team could result in Wright eventually being squeezed to take less money in 2013.
The Buccaneers had no comment on the story.