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Major Wright signs with Buccaneers

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Former Bears safety Major Wright on Friday agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, reuniting him with former Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

Former Bears safety Major Wright on Friday agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, reuniting him with former Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

Wright spent his first four seasons with the Bears after being selected in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Florida. He appeared in 54 games with 42 starts, recording 318 tackles, nine interceptions, eight pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Last season Wright started all 15 games he played, finishing second on the Bears with a career-high 117 tackles with two interceptions, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles.

Wright will be surrounded by familiar faces in Tampa. The Buccaneers hired Smith to be their head coach in January, and he stocked his staff with former Bears assistants Kevin O'Dea, Gill Byrd, Andrew Hayes-Stoker, Hardy Nickerson, Mike Phair, Mikal Smith and Tim Spencer.

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