San Francisco 49ers Sign Cornerback Eric Wright

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As Pro Football Central reported would happen, the San Francisco 49ers signed veteran cornerback Eric Wright after his medicals cleared on Thursday. The veteran will be placed on the non-football inactive list until he passes his physical. All indications are that said physical won’t be an issue, otherwise San Francisco wouldn’t have inked Wright to a deal.

The terms of the contract are unknown, but it’s our belief that it will be a one-year deal near the veteran minimum.

San Francisco briefly acquired Wright from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a late-round pick, but that trade was voided after Wright failed his physical to make the deal official. That trade was announced before third-year cornerback Chris Culliver tore his ACL last week.

Culliver’s injury may have played a role in San Francisco pressing hard to sign Wright, who only wanted to play for his home team 49ers.

With Nnamdi Asomugha impressing thus far in camp and Tarell Brown as well as Carlos Rogers returning from a ’12 pass defense that ranked fourth in the NFL, Wright may have been brought on as an insurance policy or for depth.

As it is, San Francisco now goes five deep at cornerback after this signing.


Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle8:00-9:30 every Wednesday.