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Eric Wright could restructure contract with Buccaneers

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02:21 PM ET 04.03 | The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to re-work the contract of cornerback Eric Wright after signing him last offseason to a five-year deal worth $37 million, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Wright has been a complete bust in Tampa Bay thus far, failing a drug test last year to earn him a four-game suspension on top of playing just awful football. Wright had come over from the Detroit Lions via free agency and was expected to be the top corner but never lived up to expectations. The Buccaneers would probably love to cut Wright, but since the corner market is so thin, their best option is to keep him at a lower price and continue to look elsewhere. They could still be looking at Darrelle Revis. The secondary has promise in Tampa Bay with safeties Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron fortifying the back end, but the corners are a nightmare. Wright is mediocre regardless of how much he is or isn't being paid, and with E.J. Biggers leaving for the Washington Redskins, the other starting spot is up for grabs.

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April 3, 2013  02:33 PM ET

with E.J. Biggers leaving for the Washington Redskins, the other starting spot is up for grabs.

That's right... He wants to get with a winner.

Hail To The Redskins!

April 3, 2013  02:41 PM ET
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with E.J. Biggers leaving for the Washington Redskins, the other starting spot is up for grabs.That's right... He wants to get with a winner.Hail To The Redskins!

Don't get your hopes up. Little Danny will find a way to screw it up. He always does. Snyder is a boat anchor for the team he owns. And don't expect much from Biggers. He spent most of last season chasing receivers into the end zone.

April 3, 2013  02:56 PM ET
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Don't get your hopes up. Little Danny will find a way to screw it up. He always does. Snyder is a boat anchor for the team he owns. And don't expect much from Biggers. He spent most of last season chasing receivers into the end zone.

Dude.... That's so 2008.

April 3, 2013  03:00 PM ET

Long Term Deals should be banned, why you ask, good question, their are way too many athletes who don't perform after they sign a long term deal, both the team and player should be responsible for the players actions, if he doesn't perform he doesn't make big money if he does perform the team has to pay up! The word LOYALTY has left the Dictionary, when it comes to Pro Sports!!! Of course therir are expect ions to the rule, but not that many!!!

April 3, 2013  03:15 PM ET
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Long Term Deals should be banned, why you ask, good question, their are way too many athletes who don't perform after they sign a long term deal, both the team and player should be responsible for the players actions, if he doesn't perform he doesn't make big money if he does perform the team has to pay up! The word LOYALTY has left the Dictionary, when it comes to Pro Sports!!! Of course therir are expect ions to the rule, but not that many!!!

There's a double edged sword to that game my friend...

I get your point about the players who don't perform.

However, out of all the long term contracts, other than QB's how many of those guys actually get all of the money? They perform for a year or two at the same level, then the GM calls them into the office one day to re-negotiate the contract taking less, or else...

 
April 3, 2013  03:55 PM ET

They must want to trade him instead of just letting him go.

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