Buccaneers sign SS Major Wright, WR Lavelle Hawkins

Major Wright to be reunited with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. (USATSI)
Major Wright is to be reunited with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. (USATSI)

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Strong safety Major Wright has officially been reunited with his former head coach, Lovie Smith.

The Buccaneers on Monday announced that Wright, who's spent his entire four-year career with the Bears, had signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay. The team also announced that it had inked receiver Lavelle Hawkins to a contract as well.

In the past two years, Wright -- the No. 157 free agent on the CBSSports.com list -- has started all 31 games he played for Chicago, but Pro Football Focus' metrics show he wasn't so impressive. PFF ranks him dead last among all 86 safeties that were measured in 2013.

Wright will join a secondary that already includes strong safety Mark Barron and sfree safety Dashon Goldson

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