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NFL: San Francisco 49ers Snag Eric Wright from Tampa Bay Buccaneers


August 17, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21) celebrates a sack against the Tennessee Titans at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

With NFL training camps set to open in the next week, some NFL teams will be making last-minute acquisitions in order to ensure they have the players they want to compete for a shot on their 53-man roster. The San Francisco 49ers shored up their cornerback depth by getting Eric Wright in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a late-round conditional pick.

That isn’t the whole story however, as Wright was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI last Friday night in Los Angeles. Wright posted $5,000 bond and was released.

Wright was a second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2007. He played for the Detroit Lions in 2011 before his one season with the Buccaneers.

According to’s Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots have released wide receiver Donald Jones. The Pats reportedly “want to get their young guys reps“, and decided it was a good idea to cut Jones, despite the fact he signed a three-year contract with New England in March, but the deal contained no guaranteed money.

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