Eric Wright came to the Lions last offseason as a low priced free agent. He took the one year deal to improve his stock and it appears he has done just that. All indications are that the Lions would like to retain his services but they will face competition from others around the league.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as potential suitors in a tweet today.
It stands to reason that more teams getting involved only pushes his price tag higher. While that’s great news for Eric Wright, that’s bad news for the Lions who face well-known salary cap constraints.
Yahoo’s Jason Cole reports that the 49ers will re-sign Carlos Rogers. That may take them out of the running for Eric Wright although it may take the rest of the market drying up for Wright to return to the Lions.
Cornerback could have been considered a position of need for the Lions even if Wright returned to the team. That need only grows if Wright signs with another team in the coming days.
[UPDATE 3/14: Eric Wright has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs]