The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly could be losing a second starting cornerback to a four-game suspension.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Eric Wright soon will be suspended for taking Adderall. That’s the same drug that starting cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended for four games for taking. Adderall generally is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The Bucs and the NFL have not commented on any potential suspension for Wright. It’s unclear how many games the suspension would be for and it also is unknown if Wright is appealing the possible suspension. But Tampa Bay, which plays Oakland next Sunday, would be in big trouble if Wright’s suspension starts before the Bucs play the Raiders.
Talib still has one more game left on his suspension and it’s possible the Bucs could face the Raiders without both starting cornerbacks. E.J. Biggers and Leonard Johnson have gotten increased playing time in Talib’s absence, but there is little depth behind them.
If the Bucs have to play without both Wright and Talib, they may consider moving free safety Ronde Barber, who spent most of his career at cornerback, back to his original position on a temporary basis.