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Bucs keeping an eye on possible Eric Wright injury

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With cornerback E.J. Biggers already on the shelf with a foot injury that will keep him out for weeks, the depth in the secondary has already taken a hit.

That’s why it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Bucs be particularly cautious about whatever physical issue is bothering starting cornerback Eric Wright, who was unable to finish practice today because of an undisclosed injury. Wright has seemingly been bothered by a lower-body issue for the past several days, leaving practice early on Saturday, too. He returned on Sunday and started this morning’s practice with the first team, only to give way to Anthony Gaitor, Myron Lewis and Leonard Johnson later in the workout as he watched from the sidelines.

Wright didn’t comment specifically, saying only that “It’s training camp. I’m working. I’m good.”

Meanwhile coach Greg Schiano said, “I think he’s okay. It’s something small probably.”

Wright signed with the Bucs in March, agreeing to a five-year, $37 million contract. His addition effectively has allowed the move of longtime cornerback Ronde Barber to safety.

[Last modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 12:13pm]

    

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