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Bucs are shopping Eric Wright

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While the Jets may not be “actively” shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis, the team that has been most closely connected to Revis is shopping one of its own cornerbacks.

Per a league source, the Buccaneers are shopping cornerback Eric Wright.

Wright’s contract pays him a $7.75 million base salary for 2013, an amount that no longer is guaranteed due to his four-game suspension in 2012.

The contract Wright signed last year in free agency after leaving the Lions covers four more seasons, with base salaries of $7.25 million in 2014, $7.25 million in 2015, and $7.5 million in 2016.

Given the current cornerback market, Wright surely would have to agree to a dramatically reduced deal in order to facilitate a trade.  Which could mean that he’ll refuse, making it difficult if not impossible to trade him.

In the end, the Bucs may have to just cut him — which then would allow him to sign the best deal he could find on the open market.

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43 Responses to “Bucs are shopping Eric Wright”
  1. nflintheuk says: Mar 23, 2013 10:40 AM

    They have absolutely no chance of trading him

  2. lionpride10 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:42 AM

    Glad we didn’t resign him

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    guy would be a fool to reduce his pay, NO WAY he gets another contract like that again!!

  4. buccfaninhawkeyecountry says: Mar 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    Ha if dominik can get even a 7th rounder for wright ge is the greatest gm ever haha

  5. jaewest304 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:49 AM

    Ummm, the greatest Gm ever? I’m confused isn’t he the same GM that signed him to begin with??? Epic fail!

  6. raiderbeliever says: Mar 23, 2013 10:49 AM

    uh

  7. billsfan1 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:54 AM

    I find nothing more irritating then when teams sigh players to deals then 1/2 years into ask to restructure or look for ways to avoid paying it. Its getting out of hand. I understant back loading a 7 year deal so years 5-7 are ubsurdly high but you signed Wright to that deal…. not his problem/

    I completely understand why players blow up for a year or two then ask for new deals… teams have been doing it for years..

    Owners, you have done this to yourselves

  8. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 10:54 AM

    He plays for the Buccaneers so you put up a picture of him in a Lions uniform? Weasel thing to do.

  9. bucrightoff says: Mar 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    Well if nothing else you have to appreciate the audacity and balls of Dominik even trying to trade arguably the most untradeable player in the league. Who wants an overpaid drug addict who is one more positive away from a year long suspension?

  10. source7769 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:01 AM

    well if he doesnt take a pay cut he gets no money its not guaranteed and there are better cbs out of work that will get less then what he would get on the open market

  11. fievel03 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:06 AM

    Detroit laughs.

  12. robstang236 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    Good luck trading Wright. He is not worth a 1/3 of what you are paying him.

    Signed, Browns Fan

  13. Just a Fan says: Mar 23, 2013 11:28 AM

    The Lions got a 4th round compesatory pick for him. He was a good player for them and fills a need that was created when he left. Flip Tampa the 4th rounder and come full circle! Or snatch him up when the cut him and get the 4th rounder too. I know he was trouble in Tampa, but the Lions locker room was bad without him there too. So worth the risk.

  14. Just a Fan says: Mar 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    “billsfan1 says:
    Mar 23, 2013 10:54 AM
    I find nothing more irritating then when teams sigh players to deals then 1/2 years into ask to restructure or look for ways to avoid paying it. Its getting out of hand. I understant back loading a 7 year deal so years 5-7 are ubsurdly high but you signed Wright to that deal…. not his problem/

    I completely understand why players blow up for a year or two then ask for new deals… teams have been doing it for years..

    Owners, you have done this to yourselves”
    ————————————————–
    Well said Billsfan1…..that is a side that fans don’t often take.

  15. tigers182 says: Mar 23, 2013 11:38 AM

    Detroit got a 4th rounder this year as compensation for him. No way he’s worth even a 7th with that contract.

  16. ruggyup says: Mar 23, 2013 11:48 AM

    Exactly right, Wright’s contract is the Bucs problem! In this period when teams are moving and shaking it seems the Bucs are all sell and no buy. Is Rockstar like the rancher they say is “all hat and no cattle”?

  17. bucslife says: Mar 23, 2013 11:48 AM

    Billsfan1 Im not sure you quit understand. The Bucs do not OWE him anything because he breached his contract with a positive test, so if the Bucs dont trade him they will cut him and not have to pay him. Hope that clears it up.

  18. rg3andout says: Mar 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    boy was that a bad deal, hes getting revis money when he plays more like bevis. bring him to my redskins, we need all the help we can get, do u also have any Qb’s on the clearance racks too?

  19. petedutcher says: Mar 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    And I repeat…the Bucs do not have to pay him that original contract. Know your facts, people.

  20. isphet71 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:04 PM

    The Lions would probably take him back after he gets cut. He played pretty decently for the Lions, which got him that contract in the first place.

    The Bucs are going to end up cutting the guy, though. He’s not worth that kind of money. That contract was a really, really poor decision.

  21. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    NFL contracts are a big shell game. Whats the point of multi-year deals or even bother reporting beyond what the current year’s take is if the team can just cut players if the player won’t reduce his salary?

    I vote for picking Fantasy Contract teams by position every off-season to see who guesses the best crop of current player contracts actually getting paid out in the following year.

  22. deepfreezerob says: Mar 23, 2013 12:07 PM

    Is this picture of Wright in a Lions jersey some sort of subliminal message? Hell if he is cut The Lions might take him back. MIGHT.

  23. somekat says: Mar 23, 2013 12:10 PM

    The Lions got a 4th round compesatory pick for him. He was a good player for them and fills a need that was created when he left. Flip Tampa the 4th rounder and come full circle! Or snatch him up when the cut him and get the 4th rounder too. I know he was trouble in Tampa, but the Lions locker room was bad without him there too. So worth the risk.

    ____________________________

    you can’t trade a comp pick, so you couldn’t do that unless they were willing to give up their 4th. but even if they could, if detroit gives up a 4 for this guy at this point, everyone in the FO should be fired

    he won’t take a restructured deal, and will become a FA sooner or later. No team is going to want to touch him, and he’ll latch on somewhere during camp/pre-season when someone goes down on a 1 year deal, 2 million if he is lucky

    If he can get through 2-3 years of that, he’ll get another long term deal. Although I doubt he can.

  24. liner1900 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    Kinda hard to post a pic of him in Buccaneer threads when he rarely suited up. These pics are too rare.

  25. balzer41 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:55 PM

    No team in their right mind, signs a Lions CB. Sure as hell won’t be able to trade him.

  26. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Mar 23, 2013 1:22 PM

    Hmm…let me put on my salesman cap:

    Hello fellow GM. I would like to propose a FANTASTIC DEAL. We are looking to trade the best current corner on our roster(this claim used to belong to the legendary EJ Biggers). He is a cover corner who lacks the speed to cover and also lacks the ups to outjump anyone. He also shies away from tackling and isn’t quite a ball hawk either. He like long walks on the beach, underachieving, and Adderall.

    We are offering a 7th round pick plus Wright for your 7th round pick which is a few spots earlier than ours. And if you accept, we’ll laugh in your face. Interested?

  27. brownsclown says: Mar 23, 2013 2:27 PM

    He’s near the top of Mile Lombardturds list Of Available players!

  28. listerineman says: Mar 23, 2013 2:27 PM

    goraidersgospurs | Mar 23, 2013, 10:43 ‘ EDT
    guy would be a fool to reduce his pay, NO WAY he gets another contract like that again!!
    …………………………………….
    the bucs can void the contract with wright every minute. they owe him nothing.

  29. kwjsb says: Mar 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    Hey Eric.
    Number 21 is unused with the Browns, come home and redeem yourself. I am sure you can beat out Buster Skrine.

  30. brownsfanincali says: Mar 23, 2013 2:31 PM

    How the hell did this guy get that kind of cash in the first place ? He’s never been more than a mediocre cb at best. We used to call him “Burnt Toasr” in Cle …

  31. brownsfanincali says: Mar 23, 2013 2:32 PM

    Toast

  32. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:10 PM

    Just a Fan says:Mar 23, 2013 11:28 AM

    The Lions got a 4th round compesatory pick for him. He was a good player for them and fills a need that was created when he left. Flip Tampa the 4th rounder and come full circle! Or snatch him up when the cut him and get the 4th rounder too. I know he was trouble in Tampa, but the Lions locker room was bad without him there too. So worth the risk.
    ___________________

    Trade the 4th rounder for a contract carrying base salaries of $7.75 million in 2013, $7.25 million in 2014, $7.25 million in 2015, and $7.5 million in 2016?? I’m glad you’re not the Lions GM.

  33. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:14 PM

    liner1900 says:Mar 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    Kinda hard to post a pic of him in Buccaneer threads when he rarely suited up. These pics are too rare.
    _______________

    Apparently you’re unfamiliar with google.

  34. mjkelly77 says: Mar 23, 2013 3:20 PM

    Just a Fan says:Mar 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    “billsfan1 says:
    Mar 23, 2013 10:54 AM
    I find nothing more irritating then when teams sigh players to deals then 1/2 years into ask to restructure or look for ways to avoid paying it. Its getting out of hand. I understant back loading a 7 year deal so years 5-7 are ubsurdly high but you signed Wright to that deal…. not his problem/

    I completely understand why players blow up for a year or two then ask for new deals… teams have been doing it for years..

    Owners, you have done this to yourselves”
    ————————————————–
    Well said Billsfan1…..that is a side that fans don’t often take.
    __________________

    Players agree to these contracts and they know what the circumstances are. You don’t need to be a member of Mensa to realize the possibilities.

  35. myschwartzisbiggerthenyours says: Mar 23, 2013 3:23 PM

    The Lions got a 4th round compesatory pick for him. He was a good player for them and fills a need that was created when he left. Flip Tampa the 4th rounder and come full circle! Or snatch him up when the cut him and get the 4th rounder too. I know he was trouble in Tampa, but the Lions locker room was bad without him there too. So worth the risk.
    —————————————–
    You can’t trade compensatory picks.

  36. dynaco says: Mar 23, 2013 3:37 PM

    But PFT insisted Jets were shopping Revis.
    Com’ on guys stop feeding me bad 411.

  37. chawk12thman says: Mar 23, 2013 5:15 PM

    If the Bucs don’t cut him and he isn’t traded and doesn’t restructure……..does his contract become firm again as soon as he completes the 2013 season qualification? Just wondering what all this means option wise.

  38. kingpel says: Mar 23, 2013 5:50 PM

    Free agency nowadays is basically a one year contract with a bunch of fancy words attached to it.

  39. jprcox says: Mar 23, 2013 7:43 PM

    Anyone else love that players salaries seem to be going the other way?? It was getting out of hand there for a while.

  40. mjbucs75 says: Mar 23, 2013 8:36 PM

    Mar 23, 2013 3:14 PM liner1900 says:Mar 23, 2013 12:17 PM Kinda hard to post a pic of him in Buccaneer threads when he rarely suited up. These pics artoo rare. _________
    ______ Apparently you’re unfamiliar with google.

    Apparently you have no sense of humor.

  41. 69finfan says: Mar 23, 2013 9:30 PM

    How about 4-lifetime tickets to the Miami Seaquarium and a pack of gum? If this is acceptable we’ll fax the paerwork right over.

  42. ytownjoe says: Mar 23, 2013 10:52 PM

    At $7 mil a year for a below average corner, he got to have the best agent in the NFL.

    Bucs will cut him.

  43. jlilly67 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:25 AM

    And this helps Dominik’s leverage with Jets how? Pressure will mount in him to trade that 2013 1st rounder. The guy is not a good GM anyways.

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