Former Gator safety Major Wright signs with Buccaneers

Chicago Bears safety Major Wright (21) runs for a touchdown after an interception against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent safety Major Wright and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins.

The team also announced Monday that linebacker Marvin Booker has been waived.

Wright spent the first four seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the third round in 2010 out of UF. He's started 42 of 54 career games and returned three of his nine interceptions for touchdowns.

Hawkins was a fourth-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2008. He spent five seasons with them before moving to the San Diego Chargers in 2013. He has 71 career receptions for 771 yards and one TD.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top