NFL roundup: 49ers acquire CB Wright from Bucs

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that they traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional draft pick.
According to, it is a late-round pick in 2014.
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.
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 also waived cornerback Lowell Rose, who had been signed as an undrafted free agent on May 7.

---The New England Patriots do not plan to release cornerback Alfonzo Dennard despite his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Boston Globe reported.
Dennard was previously sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting a police officer before he was drafted in 2012.
Dennard has a hearing scheduled for July 31, and that may influence to Patriots' moves regarding Dennard as well as actions the NFL might take against him.
Also, the Patriots waived wide receiver Donald Jones. He had signed a three-year contract in March, but none of the money was guaranteed, according to

---Free agent wide receiver Bert Reed was suspended the first four games of this season, according to the Baltimore Sun.
It is not clear why he was suspended.
Reed, 25, was most recently with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was with their practice squad toward the end of the season. He was then put the roster in January but the team cut him April 30.

---Training camps begin Saturday when the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys report to their respective summer camps.
They begin before the rest because they open the exhibition season against each other in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on August. 4.
The other teams start on various days next week.

---The Green Bay Packers announced they signed safety Morgan Burnett to a contract extension.
Terms of the deal were not announced, but the NFL Network had previously reported it is a four-year extension worth $24.75 million.
He could have become a free agent in March if he had not signed an extension.
The Packers have also announced the release of wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield.

---The Cleveland Browns announced they signed third-round draft pick Leon McFadden to a four-year contract.
Financial terms were not released on the deal, which was announced on rookie reporting day Friday.
McFadden, a defensive back, is trying to become the starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden.

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