Tampa Bay Buccaneers Turn the Corner with Eric Wright

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IMarch 14, 2012

Eric Wright won't need his head-hood at Raymond James.
Eric Wright won't need his head-hood at Raymond James.Scott Boehm/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a huge need early Wednesday when they signed free-agent corner Eric Wright.

Wright, who started 16 games last year for the Detroit Lions, could be starting for the Bucs this season.

Cornerback is a huge question mark right now with Ronde Barber still undecided about playing in 2012 and Aqib Talib facing an upcoming trial in Texas.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Wright has signed a five-year deal

The Bucs took care of the offensive side of the ball with the signing of Vincent Jackson and will have New Orleans guard Carl Nicks on site for a visit and to talk contract.

The signing of Wright comes as the pool of free agent corners begins to dry up. The Rams signed Cortland Finnegan, and Carlos Rogers is staying in San Francisco.

The Buccaneers have not disappointed, as the team said it would be a major player in free agency.

The Bucs still may address a major need at the linebacker position. Curtis Lofton from Atlanta and Stephen Tulloch from Detroit are still available.

Prior to his time with Detroit last season, Wright played four years with the Cleveland Browns.