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CB Wright returning on restructured deal

TAMPA — The Bucs finally have secured one free agent cornerback — from last year's class.

Eric Wright, who had four years left on a five-year, $37.5 million contract he signed as a free agent last season, restructured to a one-year deal to remain with the team.

Wright's guaranteed salary of $7.75 million for 2013 was voided when he tested positive for a banned substance he said was Adderall and was suspended for four games last season.

Now the Bucs have at least one starting veteran corner. Ronde Barber, who turned 38 Sunday, has moved to safety and is undecided about a 17th season. The Bucs reportedly are willing to trade their 13th overall pick in the draft in a package for Jets CB Darrelle Revis. If that fails, they could pick a cornerback.

The Bucs also announced they re-signed backup QB Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum and saved about $850,000 on the cap with the restructured deal.

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Ex-Bull Jenkins joins Raiders

Cornerback Mike Jenkins, a former USF and Bradenton Southeast High standout, signed with the Raiders as a free agent. Oakland also signed free agent safety Usama Young and re-signed defensive end Andre Carter and cornerback Joselio Hanson.

Jets: Dawan Landry signed to replace his brother LaRon Landry at safety. LaRon signed with the Colts last month.

Seahawks: Quarterback Brady Quinn was signed to back up Russell Wilson.

Steelers: Coach Mike Tomlin was named to the NFL competition committee, replacing former Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Texans: Unrestricted free agent tackle Ryan Harris re-signed.


Gators edge No. 7 Seminoles

Florida beat host Florida State (27-6), ranked seventh by Baseball America, 4-3 in front of 6,719, the fifth-largest crowd ever at Dick Howser Stadium. Josh Tobias' RBI sac fly in the ninth won it for the Gators (16-18).

Men's golf: FSU won the Gary Koch Invitational at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa by seven strokes, with a three-round total of 23-under 841. Florida (866) was fourth and host USF (889) ninth.


U.S. women win, extend run

Christen Press scored twice and the U.S. women beat the Netherlands 3-1 in an exhibition at The Hague, extending their unbeaten streak to 31 games. Tobin Heath also scored for the Americans.

Europe: Marco Reus and Felipe Santana scored in injury time as host Borussia Dortmund reached the Champions League semifinals, beating Spanish club Malaga 3-2 after last week's scoreless first leg. Real Madrid advanced 5-2 on aggregate despite a 3-2 loss at Turkey's Galatasaray.

CONCACAF: Seattle of MLS tied 1-1 at Mexico's Santos Laguna but was eliminated 2-1 total in the Champions League semifinals.


Arena league: Storm WR Joe Hills was named offensive player of the week after catching 16 passes for 259 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Utah on Saturday.

Hockey: Amanda Kessel scored the winner in the third as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold-medal game in Ottawa.

Tennis: Two-time defending champ Pablo Andujar lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.

Rick Stroud, Times staff writer; Times wires

Sports in brief 04/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 11:55pm]
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