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Eric Wright meeting with Bucs officials today

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The Buccaneers still haven’t added a cornerback this offseason, but they are working on something at the position.

According to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, cornerback Eric Wright was at Bucs offices today meeting with coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik.

The Bucs had shopped him in trade, but even though his $7.75 million contract is no longer guaranteed after last year’s suspension, there have been no apparent takers. With the market what it is for veteran corners, there wouldn’t be if he didn’t take a significant pay cut.

And if he’s going to take a pay cut, there’s a chance they’ll just keep him, and try to work with a player they made such a push to sign a year ago.

Even though the Darrelle Revis speculation isn’t going to die anytime soon, the Bucs need plenty of help in the secondary, and giving Wright a second chance at a lower number might be the right answer.

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16 Responses to “Eric Wright meeting with Bucs officials today”
  1. whostheboff says: Apr 2, 2013 5:23 PM

    He’s [currently] the best CB on the roster. It’s a good move to restructure & keep him.

  2. gotampabay52 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    hell yeah get him for less since Goldson trains and said mentor him

  3. terraj35 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:32 PM

    If he was a free agent this offseason he would have commanded about 3 million a year from a given team. This guy is an idiot, though. My guess is he wont restructure for less than 5 million a year and the Bucs drop him.

  4. terraj35 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:32 PM

    If he was a free agent this offseason he would have commanded about 3 million a year from a given team. This guy is an idiot, though. My guess is he wont restructure for less than 5 million a year and the Bucs drop him.

  5. bucrightoff says: Apr 2, 2013 5:32 PM

    When you sign literally no one, you basically have to go with who you got. But if he’s the best CB on the roster next year it might be Lay Downey for Clowney time, Bucs secondary might get lit up for 6,000 yards.

  6. mjkelly77 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:37 PM

    The Lions helped him to become a better player but I’m glad they let his sorry azz go.

  7. watermelon1 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:42 PM

    So basically… If the price is Wright?

  8. tampajoey2 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:54 PM

    Bucs should have kept Talib Aqib.

  9. nineroutsider says: Apr 2, 2013 6:07 PM

    They better do what they can to keep him. I still don’t understand why they didn’t retain E.J. Biggers. He will prove to be an above average CB in this league.

  10. hendeeze says: Apr 2, 2013 6:19 PM

    Here is a tip, if the Lions are dumping trouble players, its not a good idea to pick them up.

  11. bouchez9393 says: Apr 2, 2013 6:44 PM

    I keep him if he agrees to 4 mill a year. If not release him, and find someone else.

  12. gtskyrider says: Apr 2, 2013 7:09 PM

    This guy should have been let go…I seriously don’t understand why they want to keep him around.

  13. whysomanylosers says: Apr 2, 2013 7:58 PM

    Incentive laden contract up to 3 mil a year or cut this turd the day before the season starts.

  14. tpa43 says: Apr 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Isn’t he going to jail?

  15. tpa43 says: Apr 2, 2013 9:02 PM

    Oh he got out of jail for the DUI. Da’Quan Bowers is going to jail for bring a gun to the airport. It is really hard to keep track with all the Bucs.

  16. bucheadlouden says: Apr 3, 2013 10:21 AM

    Even 5 Mio a year (3 year deal) would be okay, since the Bucs will need about 1-2 more offseasons (excluding this year) to get some nice CB´s. This year draft is weak in real cover corners ala Patrick Peterson, or Mo Clayborn (besides Desmon Trufant, which wouldn´t be GREAT value at the 13th pick, since you could grab a other positon of need with superstar talent like Slot-WR + ReturnerTavon Austin, or TE Ertz form Stanford).
    2nd round CB Tyrann Mathieu (great Slot CB and Returner) and then finishing CB next year = real championship contender for years (if getting a real QB also, in next years draft….)

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