TAMPA -- Cornerback Eric Wright says he was assured by the Bucs he would not be traded after restructuring his contract.
Wright was scheduled to make $7.75-million in 2014, but the guaranteed salary was voided when he tested positive for Adderall. The Bucs signed Wright to a one-year contract that included a base salary of $1.5-million and another $1.5-million in incentives.
"While we were restructuring, I got a chance to talk to Coach Schiano and Mark Dominik, and I frankly asked if a restructure would mean me possibly getting traded," Wright wrote on his blog. "They told me that would not happen. They told me that they wanted me. Telling me they want me to be there and they're not thinking about trading me, that meant a lot to me. They opened the door for the restructure to happen, so I obviously was ready to take the pay cut to stay and prove myself."