Earlier this week, safety Major Wright tweeted that he was headed to Tampa and led some people to think that he’d signed a contract with the Buccaneers.
Wright was actually only going to meet with the Buccaneers about the possibility of signing, but the end result has turned out to be the same. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the team.
The move reunites Wright with Lovie Smith, who was the head coach in Chicago during Wright’s first three years with the Bears. The 2010 third-round pick moved into a starting role in his second season and remained there through 2013, although the Bears didn’t make much effort to re-sign him while bringing M.D. Jennings, Ryan Mundy and Danny McCray into the organization.
A starting role probably isn’t in the cards for Wright in Tampa as Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron are both returning to the team for the 2014 season. Wright only turns 26 this summer, though, so there may be another starting role in the future if he does well in his reunion with Smith.