49ersNFLSports

49ers add Eric Wright to corner­back mix

0

It took longer than expected, but on Thursday the San Francisco 49ers officially announced the signing of veteran cornerback Eric Wright to a one-year contract — and his placement on the Non-Football Injury List.

The deal comes after a voided trade last month due to medical reasons. The 28-year-old San Francisco native can be activated anytime during camp.

To clear a roster spot for him, the team waived undrafted rookie corner Lowell Rose who was earlier cut in anticipation of a move for Wright, but quickly re-signed when it didn’t work out.

Chris Culliver’s season-ending ACL tear stirred speculation that a deal would eventually be worked out with Wright.

Regarding Tuesday’s move, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement:

“We are pleased to welcome Eric to the 49ers organization and look forward to his contributions. Eric is currently tending to a personal matter and he will join the team as soon as possible.”

Wright has 362 tackles, 70 pass deflections and 14 interceptions during a six-year career playing for the Browns, Lions, and Buccaneers; 49ers senior offensive consultant Eric Mangini was his head coach in Cleveland from 2009-10.

Coming back home will also enable Wright to work hand-in-hand with his Wright Steps Foundation that mentors at-risk youth in San Francisco’s Bay View district where he grew up.

Police kill man, find dead woman in home

Previous article

Lincecum gem salvages split for Giants

Next article

You may also like

More in 49ers