Found October 25, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
It has been a steady progression for veteran cornerback Eric Wright since his signing with the 49ers on Aug. 8.
First he spent approximately three weeks dealing with a personal matter before reporting to the organization.
Then he spent the first six weeks of the regular season on the reserve/non-football illness list.
He was allowed to begin practicing last week with his teammates.
And this week he has started seeing some action with the 49ers’ defense in practice after working exclusively on the scout team during his first seven days of activity.
“He’s getting better and better” 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Thursday. “We put him in yesterday with some of the defensive stuff. This week we put him in there with the defense a few snaps here and there and he’s done well.”
Wright spent his first six seasons with Cleveland Detroit and Tampa Bay. Now he is beginning the process of learning the 49ers’ scheme so he can make a contribution on the field at some point.
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The San Francisco 49ers acquired defensive back Eric Wright from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past offseason only to rescind the trade literally hours later after Wright was involved in a drunk driving incident. That eventually lead to the Buccaneers releasing Wright soon after allowing the 49ers to pick up Wright for free.
Unfortunately for Wright and the 49ers the defensive back...
Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News writes that CB Nnamdi Asomugha could be on the chopping block with the imminent return of CB Eric Wright.
General Manager Trent Baalke mentioned that Wright’s return means “these guys are all fighting for postions right now.”
While Baalke did not mention that Asomugha is most likely to be cut, he has dropped down the 49ers depth chart...