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Eric Wright | Defensive Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 193
College: UNLV
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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. Jun 17 - 4:43 PM

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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.
Jun 17 - 3:28 PM

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.
Mar 11 - 7:08 PM

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 the NFI list 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 won't command more than a one-year contract in free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 25 - 2:14 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:55:00 PM

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 Nnamdi Asomugha could be released to create a spot for him on the active roster.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 08:12:00 PM

49ers signed CB Eric Wright to a one-year contract and placed him on the active/non-football injury list.

The 49ers traded for Wright nearly three weeks ago, but he failed his physical and was released. Wright's ailment is undisclosed, but he's apparently close to being healthy enough to compete for a job. The Niners lost No. 3 corner Chris Culliver to a torn ACL last week, so Wright has an opening. He'll compete with Tramaine Brock, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Perrish Cox for playing time behind starters Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 03:58:00 PM

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 sometime next week. Wright seems certain to sign with San Francisco if and when he can pass a physical. The Niners need cornerback help.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 01:20:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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."
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Buccaneers CB Eric Wright failed his 49ers physical and was immediately released by Tampa Bay.

The Bucs traded Wright to the 49ers for a conditional 2014 late-round pick last Friday. Wright was arrested for DUI the previous Friday night in Los Angeles, and San Francisco's failure of Wright on his physical suggests they did not know of the arrest before the transaction. The Buccaneers wanted nothing to do with Wright and cut him outright. He's now an unrestricted free agent. The 49ers will be on the lookout for cornerbacks throughout August.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 03:35:00 PM

New 49ers CB Eric Wright was arrested on suspicion of DUI last Friday night in Los Angeles.

Wright posted $5,000 bond and was released. This undoubtedly played a part in the Bucs' decision to ship him out on Friday. Various beat writers reported, following the trade, that the Bucs were planning to release Wright had they not found a trade partner. They did well to secure a late-round pick.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 05:05:00 PM

49ers acquired CB Eric Wright from the Buccaneers in exchange for a conditional 2014 late-round pick.

Wright was projected to start opposite Darrelle Revis in Tampa, but it now looks like second-round rookie Johnthan Banks will be given every opportunity to secure the job. Soon-to-be 28-year-old Wright recently took a hefty pay cut from the Bucs, and he's signed for just $1.5 million this season with no guaranteed money. He'll compete with a handful of other corners in San Francisco, though Jason Cole of Yahoo! hears the 49ers want to dump Carlos Rogers.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 04:01:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times projects Bucs CB Eric Wright to start opposite LCB Darrelle Revis, with second-rounder Johnthan Banks manning the slot.

Reporter Stephen Holder believes Banks would have to be "superb" to beat out Wright in camp. Wright is still only 28 (next week), and barely a year removed from signing his since voided five-year, $37.5 million deal. He's a strong bounce-back candidate provided he can put his injury and suspension-plagued 2012 behind him.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Bucs RCB Eric Wright believes he's an "exceptional player," but that "the world has yet to see that in its entirety."

Wright apparently believes he's on the world stage. "I need to do everything I can to make this team win," Wright said. Coach Greg Schiano hasn't made Wright any guarantees since the Bucs decided to keep him, but he's the early favorite to start over second-rounder Johnthan Banks opposite Darrelle Revis.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:44:00 PM

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