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Eric Wright looking for an extension to stay in Detroit

Lions cornerback Eric Wright, who signed a one-year contract in July, is open to staying in the Motor City, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

“It’s obviously a place that I was comfortable with coming, especially in dealing with as many teams as I dealt with during free agency,” Wright said. “I picked this place because I liked it, I liked the draw of it, and now that everything is coming to fruition of what I expected it to be, it’s even more satisfying. Obviously, if the situation is right, it’s a place that I’d love to be.”

The floor for an extension on Wright is likely set at $5 million per year (Orlando Scrandick, Drayton Florence), with Wright’s agent, Mitchell Frankel, looking for deals similar to Ike Taylor ($7 million) and Antonio Cromartie ($8 million).

Detroit does have the option of using the franchise tag on Wright, which is projected to be worth around $10.3 million in 2012, a nearly $4 million reduction from the 2010 tender.


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One Response to “Eric Wright looking for an extension to stay in Detroit”

  1. Lion's Roar says:

    No way they can afford to pay him that much. They’re assembling a helluva defense, but there are too many big players on it to pay them all big money. This will get interesting.

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