Eric Wright To Sign With Detroit Lions

The Cleveland Browns will be a bit thinner in the defensive backfield this season after Eric Wright agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions.  Deals cannot be made official until Friday night at 6PM et, but Wright had already changed his Twitter avatar to a picture of himself wearing a Lions hat.

Wright tweeted his appreciation to the Browns and the City of Cleveland tonight as well:

"Much love to all my Cleveland supporters.. Thanks to the organization fa takin a chance on me.. I have a lotta love and respect fa the city."

The move leaves the Browns a bit thin in the defensive backfield, with 2010 first round pick Joe Haden expected to start at one corner.  

Wright played four years for the Browns, appearing in 59 games and compiling 9 interceptions.  Wright's tenure in Cleveland was a roller coaster ride at times, featuring as many big plays against Wright as he made.  After seeing his interception totals rise in 2008 and 2009, Wright had one of his toughest seasons last year when he intercepted just one pass and made a career-low 42 tackles.

The Lions hope Wright fills a big need for them, however, as Detroit had one of the worst pass-defenses in football in 2010.

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