Day two of NFL free agency has begun, and former Lions cornerback Eric Wright will soon be a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal with be for five years, reports Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been released.
Wright started all 16 games for the Lions in 2011 and registered 74 tackles and four interceptions. Detroit had interest in retaining him, and reports on the first day of free agency suggested the San Francisco 49ers would take a look at Wright as well.
Originally a 2007 second round pick of the Browns, Wright was signed by Detroit shortly after the 2011 NFL lockout was lifted and made an immediate contribution to an improved secondary. His departure means the Lions will continue to pursue secondary help throughout the offseason.