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#31 S | 5'11", 204 lbs. | No team
Birth Date:July 1, 1988 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Lauderdale Lakes, FL Hometown:Miramar, FL College:Florida
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago in 2010 (3/75).
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago in 2010 (3/75).
|Assets:||Has a well-rounded set of tools and is a real playmaker. A regular threat to pick off passes, while displaying nice range chasing down ball-carriers and rocking opponents with big hits. Fast and explosive.|
|Flaws:||Needs to show he can produce consistently as a tackler, as sometimes he goes more for the big play than the sure stop. A bit small for the position and has some durability question marks due to his all-out style.|
|Career Potential:||Talented free safety.|
Movements & Injuries
|8/30/2014||Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.|
|4/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a one-year contract.|
|3/11/2014||Declared free agent.|
|12/09/2011||Shoulder injury, out.|
|5/28/2010||Signed by the Chicago Bears to a four-year contract.|
|4/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.|
|4/23/2010||Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 3rd round (75th Overall) in 2010.|
Major Wright visiting the Buccaneers | 04/01/2014 6:05 PM
NewsFree agent S Major Wright is visiting the Bucs.
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
ImpactAccording to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Bucs hope to hammer out a deal. Wright is coming off a rough season for the Bears, but would be reuniting with former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa. Wright was better under Smith in 2010-12.
Bears expected to let Major Wright walk | 02/28/2014 4:43 PM
NewsThe Bears are not expected to re-sign free agent SS Major Wright.
ImpactWright showed playmaking ability during his first three NFL seasons, but his coverage and tackling fell off a surprising cliff in 2013. Still only 25, Wright would be smart to pursue one-year deals to rehab his market value for 2015.
Bears looking for help at safety position | 01/31/2014 9:47 AM
NewsESPN Chicago considers the Bears' need to upgrade the safety position to be "urgent."
ImpactSS Major Wright is an impending free agent, while FS Chris Conte has one year left on his rookie deal. Both were bottom-five safeties in Pro Football Focus' end-of-season ratings, with Wright finishing dead last. Due to the Bears' pitiful front-seven this past season, Wright and Conte were asked to make too many stops. Both missed their fair share of tackles. Chicago doesn't have anybody waiting in the wings at the position ready to take over as a starter.
Major Wright returns to full practice | 12/06/2013 11:18 PM
NewsBears SS Major Wright (hamstring) returned to a full practice Friday.
ImpactBarring setbacks, Wright should be in the starting lineup on Monday night against Dallas after missing Week 13. Wright has been an IDP dynamo when healthy this season, averaging 6.9 tackles per game with two forced fumbles and two interceptions. 57 of Wright's 76 tackles have been of the solo variety.
Major Wright questionable for Week 13 | 11/29/2013 2:33 PM
NewsBears SS Major Wright suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 13.
ImpactThe Bears went so far as to promote SS Sean Cattouse from the practice squad, indicating concern over Wright's Week 13 availability. Wright has been an IDP stud this year with 76 tackles and four turnovers forced.
Major Wright gets bump in 2013 salary | 01/30/2013 2:45 AM
NewsBears SS Major Wright's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1.323 million based on rookie-deal incentives.
ImpactWright started all 16 games in 2012 and was a key part of Chicago's turnover-forcing defensive backfield. He set new career-highs in tackles (71), passes defensed (eight), and interceptions (four), while also scoring a touchdown. Wright enters the final year of his rookie deal and could be a candidate for extension. The Bears defense shouldn't change too much under new DC Mel Tucker.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Tackles||11||vs. NYG||Week 6||8|
|Assists||4||vs. Cin||Week 1||3|
|Sacks||0||15 times-last:vs. GB||last:Week 17||0|
|Sacks Yards||0||15 times-last:vs. GB||last:Week 17||0|
|Fumble Recoveries||0||15 times-last:vs. GB||last:Week 17||1|
|Defensive TD||0||15 times-last:vs. GB||last:Week 17||0|
|Interceptions||1||2 times-last:at Det||last:Week 4||2|
|Interceptions Yards||38||at Pit||Week 3||45|
|Interceptions TD||1||at Pit||Week 3||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Fumble Recoveries||2||2012 (Chi)|
|Interceptions Yards||60||2011 (Chi)|
|Interceptions TD||1||3 times-last: 2013 (Chi)|