Ronde Barber could reportedly fill in for Eric Wright


The recent arrest of cornerback Eric Wright could have a ripple effect on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' secondary.

Tampa signed Wright to shore up the cornerback back position, but Wright might be suspended after a recent arrest for driving under the influence. Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune writes Wednesday that the team might move veteran Ronde Barber back to cornerback if Wright is suspended for any period of time.

The team switched Barber to free safety this offseason in an effort to boost that position and keep Barber's impressive consecutive starts streak going. Now that streak might have to keep going at cornerback.

The Bucs certainly hope Wright isn't suspended, given their tough early slate. They face Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III before their Week 5 bye. Despite the addition of Wright, the team isn't overly deep at cornerback -- E.J. Biggers and Myron Lewis are next in line.