Rookie Johnthan Banks will likely start for the Buccaneers

Now that the Buccaneers traded Eric Wright to the 49ers on Friday, rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks will likely start in his place this season.

Even though the Bucs had Wright take a pay cut back in April, they weren’t very fond of his attitude recently, according to

The Bucs traded for cornerback Darrelle Revis and used their top draft pick on cornerback Johnthan Banks. At first, it appeared as if Revis, Wright and Banks would be the team’s top three cornerbacks.

But it now is obvious the Bucs weren’t sold on Wright even at a reduced price. A source said Wright’s attitude in recent months didn’t conform with what the team likes and the Bucs would have released him if they were unable to trade him. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office records, Wright was arrested in California on an unspecified misdemeanor charge July 12.

With Wright gone, Banks becomes the leading candidate to start opposite Revis.


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