Nice way to start the day, huh?
Eric Wright, who re-established himself as a reliable starting cornerback in his one season with the Lions, has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ESPN reported that Wright expects to sign with the team today.
He came to the Lions on a one-year deal last year after a troubling 2010 season in Cleveland. After a couple of rough outings, he became a target for fan and media hostility. He eventually lost his starting job.
But he intercepted four passes with the Lions last season, playing both right cornerback and in the slot in the team’s nickel defense. It is believed the plan going forward in Detroit was for him to play the slot, with Aaron Berry starting at right corner.
Obviously, this isn’t what Wright was looking for. He is expected to start at one of the outside corner spots in Tampa.
Details of his deal in Tampa weren’t immediately known.