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Bucs trade Eric Wright to 49ers
The Bucs loaded up on the secondary in free agency, signing Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and 49ers safety Dashon Goldson in an effort to shore up the team's biggest problem. So it's no surprise that they gave Eric Wright, a high-priced free agent in 2012, the heave-ho.
Tampa traded the 27-year-old Wright on Friday o the 49ers for a conditional 2014 pick.
The move helps a chronic weakness for the 49ers - if Wright can actually live up to the reputation that earned him a five-year, $35.3 million deal with the Bucs last year. San Francisco also signed free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha after he was released by the Eagles.
Wright started only 10 games for the Bucs last season, and was suspended four games for taking a banned substance. He said it was Adderall. He restructed this year's contract to a $1.5 million salary, which the 49ers now inherit.
The 49ers struggled most of last year in the secondary, but now hope Wright can be part of the solution to what might be their only weakness heading into the season.
With Wright gone in Tampa, look for second-round cornerback Johnthan Banks to start opposite Revis.