Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Eric Wright fails 49ers physical, released by Bucs

The Bucs are notifying Eric Wright's agent of their plans to release him effective today.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

The Bucs are notifying Eric Wright's agent of their plans to release him effective today.

Eric Wright became property of the Bucs again today -- but only for a few hours.

The beleaguered cornerback failed a physical with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, voiding a trade made three days ago for a conditional draft pick in 2014 and reverting his rights to the Bucs.

The Bucs released Wright later in the day, according to a news release issued by the team.

Wright was traded Friday by the Bucs, one week after they discovered he had been arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence in Los Angeles.

The 49ers were aware of Wright's latest DUI arrest prior to agreeing to terms of the trade, according to Dominik.

The Bucs were prepared to wash their hands of Wright either way. The only downside to this development is that they won't receive any compensation for Wright.

Physicals are pretty subjective in the NFL and it doesn't mean that Wright has an injury that will prevent him from playing this fall. The general belief is that the 49ers may have re-evaluated Wright, considering his off-field problems, or received too much backlash following the disclosure of his DUI that they were no longer interested in him being a part of their organization.

Eric Wright fails 49ers physical, released by Bucs 07/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation

    Footballpreps

    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  2. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  3. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20

    Blogs

    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  4. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

    Footballpreps

    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  5. Ex-Florida Gators QB Treon Harris will start at Tennessee State

    Blogs

    Former Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is a starter again.

    At Tennessee State.