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Buccaneers trade CB Wright to 49ers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick, both teams announced Friday.

Wright must pass a physical next week for the trade to be completed.

Wright played one season in Tampa Bay after signing as a free agent. The Buccaneers gave him a five-year, $37.5 million deal. He played in 10 games, finishing with 37 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception. He was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy and arrested on suspicion of DUI.

After the season, he agreed to restructure his deal, taking a significant pay cut.

The Buccaneers landed star cornerback Darrelle Revis in the offseason in a trade with the New York Jets but still lack depth at that position. Rookie Johnthan Banks is likely to start along with Revis.

The 49ers, on the other hand, added depth at cornerback with the addition of Wright. San Francisco also has returners Tramaine Brock, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver and Carlos Rogers, and signed Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason.

Wright fell to the second round of the 2007 draft after experiencing off-the-field issues while he played at USC. He transferred to UNLV and played one year there before being drafted.

Wright was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He also played for the Detroit Lions before signing with the Bucs. In 85 NFL games, he has 360 tackles, 70 passes defensed and 14 interceptions.

"We are pleased to add Eric to our team," said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke in a statement. "As an organization, we have done our due diligence and anticipate Eric working hard to contribute to the 49ers."
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