Posted July 22, 2013

Report: Eric Wright fails 49ers physical, immediately cut by Bucs

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Eric Wright reportedly fails 49ers physical and is cut by the Bucs.  (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Cornerback Eric Wright reportedly failed the 49ers physical and was cut by the Buccaneers. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical for the San Francisco 49ers, voiding last week’s trade, and was immediately released by Tampa Bay, reports NFL.com.

The Bucs traded Wright to the 49ers for a conditional 2014 late-round pick last Friday. Wright was arrested for DUI the previous Friday and his release means he is now an unrestricted free agent.

After signing a five-year, $37.5 million contract in 2012, Wright was arrested for a DUI and was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last season. Wright lost $1.7 million in salary during his four-game ban.

Wright, a six-year veteran, signed a reconstructed deal with the Buccaneers in April that saved the Bucs $7.75 million of guaranteed salary to Wright.

Wright started in 10 games for the Buccaneers last season, registering 39 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

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27 comments
Melungeon
Melungeon

Duh. Eazy E has been dead for almost 20 years. 

joeshine730
joeshine730

Hope he can use his college degree for a job

john15
john15

How many ways can you say: Dumb, DUMB?????

MichaelLouro
MichaelLouro like.author.displayName 1 Like

he doesn't know Wright from Wrong

mjeleven70
mjeleven70

Terrible move by Dominik is finally in the past.

mjeleven70
mjeleven70

But could've had Sean Smith or Finnigan and now we have a wasted year, some wasted money, and a rookie starting at CB.  Revis can only cover one man.

JohnThorne
JohnThorne

U stole dadhon from my niners though! Hes a skullcracker....will give up some big plays though

6marK6
6marK6

You give these super athletic alpha dogs fame and money at a young age and then you wonder why they do silly things.

John4
John4

He signed a 5 yr $37.5 Million contract one year ago, then was dealt after one season for a conditional late round pick, then released.  Wow. Nothing says "what have you done for me lately" like the NFL.    

JeffreyClinansmith
JeffreyClinansmith like.author.displayName 1 Like

@John4 You are forgetting that minor detail called a DUI.

Frank40
Frank40

@JeffreyClinansmith @John4  2 DUI arrests (although one dropped), a 4 game PED suspension, poor play while he was healthy, worse play when he wasn't. He was nothing but trouble for the year he was in Tampa. Remember he was the guy that was supposed to replace Talib after he was traded for being a headcase.

Frank40
Frank40

@John4 @JeffreyClinansmith  Because Mark Dominik and the Bucs front office isn't very good at evaluating players. Dom was roasted (rightfully) when he paid that much to an average (at best) corner.

John4
John4

@JeffreyClinansmith Yes, a DUI, which is certainly not a good thing to get.  If he was constantly burned in coverages, how did he manage to get a $37 Million dollar contract?  

David138
David138 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Dear pro athlete: 

Why do you keep shooting me?

Sincerely,

Your foot

kevin
kevin like.author.displayName 1 Like

Whew. Niners fan here, and glad to see this deal fell through.