Former Chicago Bears Safety Major Wright announced on Twitter that his first free agent visit will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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, 25, was taken by Chicago in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He’s coming off a 2013 season where he intercepted two passes, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Wright had 79 solo tackles and two forced fumbles.
If Wright and the Buccaneers can agree on a deal, Wright would join Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron in Tampa Bay’s defensive backfield. The team also has Jonathan Banks and Mike Jenkins at cornerback, among others.
Wright’s former head coach in Chicago, Lovie Smith is now the head coach in Tampa Bay. Smith has already called on his Chicago roots in signing former Bears quarterback Josh McCown. It seems possible Smith’s Chicago connection could sway Major Wright to Tampa Bay, as well.