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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Eric Wright 2nd Buc Suspended For Drug Violation

Tampa Bay Bucs cornerback Eric Wright will lose $1.706 million because of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Fox Sports reported several weeks ago that Wright would be suspended for using the drug Adderall.

Former Buccaneers starting cornerback Aqib Talib  was suspended for four games earlier this season. Talib said he took Adderall without a prescription during training camp. Talib served three games of his suspension before the Buccaneers traded him to New England Nov. 1.

Wright was one of Tampa Bay’s big free-agent signings in the offseason. But he’s been hampered by an Achilles tendon injury in recent weeks and missed Sunday’s game against Atlanta. The Bucs started undrafted rookie Leonard Johnson  in his place.

E.J. Biggers took over when Talib was suspended and has remained in the starting lineup, but the Bucs have very little depth beyond that.

Wright signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract when he joined the Bucs in March

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