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Buccaneers re-sign CB Wright

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Tampa Bay cornerback Eric Wright signed a new one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, the team announced.

The guarantee in Wright's $7.75 million salary for 2013, which was part of a five-year, $38 million contract he signed in 2012, was voided when he was suspended for the final four games last season after violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. His new contract is estimated at $1.5 million with the potential to boost the compensation to $3 million, according to

The Buccaneers also announced that backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky re-signed with the team.

In Wright's first season with the Buccaneers, he had 37 tackles and one interception. He arrived in Tampa Bay after four solid seasons with the Cleveland Browns and one year with the Detroit Lions.

There was talk that Wright, 27, might be dealt during free agency after his pedestrian 2012 season, but the Buccaneers need help at cornerback and, for the time being at least, are hanging onto Wright.

That need could lead to Tampa Bay trading the No. 13 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft to the New York Jets for cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to multiple reports.

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