Monday, July 22, 2013
Bucs part ways with Eric Wright -- again
By Pat Yasinskas
So much for that trade of Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers. The contractual rights to Wright reverted back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday after Wright failed San Francisco’s physical.
The Bucs promptly turned around and are in the process of releasing Wright.
As I pointed out Friday when the trade first went down, this was about a lot more than getting a conditional draft pick from San Francisco in 2014. It was about getting rid of a player who did not fit Tampa Bay’s style.
Wright was charged with misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles on July 12. He also served a four-game suspension last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The sad part is Wright wasn’t a bad player and the Bucs could have used him. But he wore out his welcome by continually making the coaching staff and front office feel like they couldn’t trust him.