News: Bucs Restructure Wright; A Sign of Things to Come?

Yesterday the Bucs had some news about their cornerback spot, but believe it or not had nothing to do with Darrelle Revis; the Bucs restructured their $7.5 million man, corner Eric Wright.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright signed a one-year deal on Tuesday that will pay him $1.5 million next season, with a chance to make up to $3 million with incentives, the team announced.

Wright was suspended for four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy last season and had his grievance about his guaranteed salary denied. He lost $1.7 million in game checks during the four-game ban.

Wright was set to make $7.75 million in 2013, and that salary was no longer guaranteed due to that suspension causing the team to re-work his deal.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Adding Goldson and Revis to potential holdovers Eric Wright and Ronde Barber might be a nice upgrade for the the Bucs secondary this season.  That the Bucs are re-working their deal with Eric Wright means nothing adverse regarding Darrelle Revis. If anything, it’s an indicator that they now don’t feel so beholden to keeping him.

The Bucs have plenty of cap space right now, but when you start to account for Revis, draft picks and everything else … it declines quickly.  This move gives the Bucs some to make additional moves to help push them to be the competitive team they plainly want to be in 2013.