Eric Wright DB SF 8 Months
49ers CB Eric Wright is retiring.
Only 29 (next month), Wright is barely two years removed from signing a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Bucs, but has seen his career go down in flames since getting his big deal. He served a four-game PED ban in 2012, and was busted for DUI last summer. He was released by the Bucs shortly thereafter. Wright signed with the Niners in August, but was limited to 120 defensive snaps across seven games last season. We'd assume Wright will be open to un-retiring if the right offer comes along.
Eric Wright DB SF 8 Months
49ers CB Eric Wright did not report to mandatory minicamp and is considering retirement.
Wright, 29 next month, played just 120 defensive snaps across seven games last season. He's been a flop since inking a five-year, $37.5 million deal with the Bucs prior to the 2012 season. Wright was coming off a 16-start, 74-tackle, 16-pass breakup, 4-interception season with the 2011 Lions. If he decides to report to the 49ers, he'll compete for No. 4 cornerback duties.
Eric Wright DB SF 11 Months
49ers re-signed CB Eric Wright to a one-year contract.
It's a bit of a surprise after Wright was a healthy scratch for the NFC Championship Game, but he's likely returning for the veteran's minimum. Wright will fight for No. 4 cornerback duties in camp.
Eric Wright DB SF Nov 05 '79
ESPN.com's Bill Williamson believes the 49ers would only be interested in re-signing free agent CB Eric Wright for the veteran minimum.
Wright spent the first nine weeks on NFI this season and saw limited playing time as the No. 4 cornerback during the second half. There were rumors that the 49ers were concerned with his work ethic late in the year and he was a healthy scratch during the NFC Championship. Wright is unlikely to be brought back at the veteran minimum, but shouldn't command more than a one-year, incentive-based contract in free agency.
Eric Wright DB SF Aug 15 '79
49ers activated CB Eric Wright from the reserve/NFI list.
Wright will likely take over quickly as San Francisco's No. 4 corner, behind RCB Tarell Brown, LCB Carlos Rogers, and nickel back/LCB Tramaine Brock.
Eric Wright DB SF Aug 05 '79
49ers CB Eric Wright (reserve/NFI) has been cleared to resume practicing.
Wright returned to practice last week and is making "steady progress" towards eventually earning a role with the 49ers. "He's getting better and better," DC Vic Fangio said. "Obviously, he's not comfortable in the system yet. If he shows that he can play better than who we have playing, that's the guy that we'll play." Wright, who was signed in early August, spent the first six weeks on the non-football illness list. CSN Bay Area suggests that Nnamdi Asomugha could be released to create a spot for him on the active roster.
Eric Wright DB SF May 19 '79
49ers signed CB Eric Wright to a one-year contract and placed him on the active/non-football injury list.
Wright was acquired by the 49ers from the Bucs nearly three weeks ago, but he failed his physical and was released. It's not certain what kind of ailment Wright has been dealing with, but he's apparently close to being healthy enough to come in and compete for a job. The Niners lost No. 3 corner Chris Culliver to a torn ACL last week, so Wright has a clearer opening. He'll compete with Tramaine Brock, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Perrish Cox for playing time.
Eric Wright DB SF May 15 '79
Free agent CB Eric Wright is reportedly not healthy enough to sign with a team.
It's uncertain what's exactly bothering Wright, but the 49ers plan to meet with his doctors some time next week. Wright seems certain to sign with San Francisco if and when he can pass a physical. The Niners need cornerback help.
Eric Wright DB SF May 13 '79
Free agent CB Eric Wright reportedly spent Thursday meeting with the 49ers.
The Niners lost No. 3 corner Chris Culliver to a torn left ACL on Thursday, and they were already pretty thin and aged at the position. Wright failed his physical with the 49ers when he was acquired in a trade from the Bucs last month, but GM Trent Baalke wouldn't rule out re-visiting Wright at a later date.
Eric Wright DB SF May 04 '79
49ers GM Trent Baalke isn't ruling out the possibility of signing free agent CB Eric Wright at a later date.
The 49ers traded a late-round conditional pick for Wright before failing him on his physical, so there's at least some level of appreciation there. "With respect to Eric, there's always a possibility that he becomes a Niner at some point, it's just not now," Baalke said. "Our medical staff wasn't convinced he was ready to be put onto the field, so we didn't pass him."