Bucs activate Eric Wright

December, 29, 2012
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Apparently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to play cornerback Eric Wright in Sunday’s season finale at Atlanta.

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The Bucs announced Saturday evening that Wright has been activated to the 53-man roster and cornerback LeQuan Lewis has been released.

Wright re-joined the team Monday after serving a four-game suspension and I don’t think the Bucs would have taken him off the exempt list if they don’t plan on using him against the Falcons.

The Bucs, who have a chance to break the NFL record for passing yards allowed in a season, need all the help they can get at cornerback. Coach Greg Schiano had been quiet about his plans for Wright in recent days.

There has been a lot of speculation about Wright's future with the Bucs since his suspension. One school of thought is that the Bucs will release him after the season because his $7.75 million base salary for 2013 no longer is guaranteed (due to the suspension). I wouldn't read much either way into the decision to activate Wright.

I think the Bucs are just looking to finish the season as well as possible. After the season, they'll sit down and decide Wright's future.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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