It looks like the Chicago Bears and safety Major Wright will be parting ways, meaning Wright will likely have to find a new team for the first time in his four-year career.
Wright spent his first three seasons playing for a defensive-minded coach in Lovie Smith before he was favored in favor of Marc Trestman, an offensive-minded coach.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and the NFL Network, Wright is visiting his former coach’s new squad.
Major Wright is visiting the #Bucs tonight and tomorrow, source confirms… what he tweeted. They’ll try to sign him before he leaves.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2014
Wright himself tweeted that he was excited to see Tampa Bay.
Blessed and grateful to finally get this journey started. It’s going to be great to see familiar old faces in Tampa.
— Major Wright (@LilMade21) April 1, 2014
Wright is from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida and played for the Florida Gators, making this a homecoming of sorts.
Wright was drafted by the Bears with the 75th overall pick in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He had 100 tackles and two interceptions for the Bears last season.