The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday. San Francisco sent a conditional late-round pick for Wright, who makes things interesting in San Francisco with all of Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver and Nnamdi Asomugha vying for starting jobs. Tampa Bay made the trade after drafting Johnthan Banks and signing Darrelle Revis this offseason.
As noted by David Fucillo at Niners Nation, it is worth keeping track of the role Carlos Rogers plays in all of this:
This gets really interesting for Carlos Rogers, among others. It will be the best guys for the job, but Rogers' salary does not help his case. We'll have to wait and see what competition brings, but according to Joel Corry, cutting Rogers would create $4.99 million in cap space for 2013, and he would count $2,989,063 in dead money against the 2014 cap.
Here's what else you might have missed from Friday:
The Washington Redskins could place quarterback Robert Griffin III on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp. Griffin is recovering from an ACL injury and many have questioned whether or not he'll be able to take part in training camp or even be ready for the start of the regular season in September. Griffin could come off the PUP list at any time, but it would save the Redskins a roster spot if he isn't ready to go.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb will "probably" start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Webb tore his ACL in October and missed the rest of the 2012 season. He's been rehabbing all offseason but his return is up in the air. Webb is expected to be healthy enough to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, but his status for the start of training camp seems doubtful.
The New England Patriots will keep cornerback Alfonzo Dennard despite Dennard being arrested for the second time in as many years. Dennard was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Thursday and given his previous arrest in 2012, some thought he might be released. Dennard will likely receive punishment from the league, however, and the Patriots are likely preparing to be without him for multiple games in 2013.
The Cleveland Browns signed third-round draft pick Leon McFadden on Friday. McFadden, a cornerback out of San Diego State, is expected to compete for the starting job opposite Joe Haden, one of the NFL's top corners. McFadden signing means the Browns have only Barkevious Mingo unsigned from their 2013 draft haul. Mingo is the team's first-round pick, however.