Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was concerned that he might be cut or released after being suspended last season, and having some guaranteed money voided.
Wright and the Buccaneers agreed to terms on a new deal, and the cornerback is now feeling good about himself again.
Wright told the Tampa Bay Times that the “NFL will see how elite a player he is this season.”
“I feel like I’m a pretty exceptional player, and the world has yet to see that in its entirety,” Wright said. “I have to just go out there and remain consistent and do whatever I can to help this team win.”
Wright will definitely be challenged to start and see significant playing time with the trade for Darrell Revis, and the Bucs drafting Johnthan Banks in the second round.
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“As long as I’m healthy and out here, there’s no way that I’m not a contributor on this team,” Wright said. “That’s the type of competitor I am. That’s how I am in general. I’ve been playing this game for six years, and I’ve been a starter for six years, and that says something about the person I am, the player I am, and where my mind-set is at all times. I don’t see it being any different.”