Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional 2014 first-round draft pick. Unfortunately for Wright, he won’t stay a 49er.
First reported by Albert Breer of the NFL network, Wright failed his physical with San Francisco, thereby nullifying the trade, returning the 2014 pick to San Francisco. Wright had a breakout season in 2011, which earned him a five-year, $35.3 million dollar contract from the Bucs, with $15 million guaranteed.
But the UNLV grad could not stay out of trouble, as he was suspended four games for taking performance-enhancing drugs. In addition, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge in Los Angeles this past week.
San Francisco still took the gamble on the 27-year old to compete with Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, and Nnamdi Asomugha for playing time at the cornerback positions. However, it turns out that we will never see Wright in the gold and red.
Shortly after, Tampa Bay cut Wright, who is now a free agent.