Bucs trade Eric Wright to 49ers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.
According to SI.com, the Buccaneers received a late round conditional draft pick for the 2014 NFL Draft. The move came as a surprise, since the Buccaneers signed Wright to a five-year,$38 million contract last offseason. However, Wright was suspended for violating the NFL’s drug policy and was arrested for a DUI. The Bucs and Wright restructured his contract this offseason and made it a one-year deal for $1.5 million.
According to NFL.com, the Buccaneers will play Darrelle Revis and rookie Johnthan Banks at cornerback after trading Wright away.
The 49ers now have an even more crowded secondary with the addition of Wright. The 49ers’ cornerbacks field includes Tarrell Brown, Chris Culliver, Carlos Rogers, Nnamdi Asomugha and Perrish Cox, among others.
The trade could put pressure on Carlos Rogers, who takes up $8.1 million on the 49ers’ salary cap and could be cut to take pressure off the cap.