Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Wright will be under a microscope following arrest

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May 15, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21), defensive back E.J. Biggers (31) and linebacker Rennie Curran (45) workout during organized team activities at One Buc. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright should be enjoying a relaxing offseason before training camp starts, instead he will be under the watchful eye of the coaching staff following an arrest Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Wright was given what most analysts considered a more than generous payday of a 5-year $37.5 million contract when he signed with the Buccaneers in free agency.

While he is a good cornerback who has racked up 13 interceptions and 320 tackles since entering the NFL in 2007, Wright is also known for getting burned in coverage when he isn’t careful.

Still the Buccaneers took a chance with him to help shore up a secondary in an attempt to stop the likes of Drew Brees, Matt Flynn, and Cam Newton in the NFC South.

Wright now joins a long list of players this season that are having trouble dealing with the idle hands of downtime.  Ironically Wright’s former teammate, Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry, was also charged with DUI almost a week ago.

The reason that Wright will be under the spotlight is because new head coach Greg Schiano has shown that he is wanting to put the Buccaneers in a positive direction and won’t tolerate anyone who strays from that path.

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  • andertom71

    It’s Matt Ryan in the NFC South, not Matt Flynn. Also, it isn’t ironic that his former teammate was arrested. Thats a coincidence. I’m really wondering what type of punishment Wright gets from Schiano. Schiano seems like such a disciplinarian that it seems unlikely that he will let this go without using him as an example.