With a contract that has been reduced from $7.5 million to $1.5 million, Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright has become a bargain. And that makes him possible trade bait.
But Wright says it won’t happen. He says it won’t happen because the team has told him it won’t.
“While we were restructuring, I got a chance to talk to Coach Schiano and Mark Dominik, and I frankly asked if a restructure would mean me possibly getting traded,” Wright wrote on his blog, via JoeBucsFan.com. “They told me that would not happen. They told me that they wanted me. Telling me they want me to be there and they’re not thinking about trading me, that meant a lot to me. They opened the door for the restructure to happen, so I obviously was ready to take the pay cut to stay and prove myself.”
Of course, none of that is binding, unless the contract has a no-trade clause. And it doesn’t. Which means that the Bucs can trade him if they want to.