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Wright on retirement: ‘I no longer had the same passion’

After seven years and 92 games, cornerback Eric Wright, 28, says he retired today because he didn’t have the passion to prepare for another NFL season. Wright contacted the 49ers on Monday night and said he planned to retire in what turned into a lengthy conversation, general manager Trent Baalke said. Baalke said it was clear Wright had “put a great deal of thought” into...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Wright releases a statement, says he doesn’t have the passion to play

49ers cornerback Eric Wright abruptly retired from the NFL on Tuesday at the age of 28.  He released a statement on his website stated that he lost his passion for the game. “After seven NFL seasons, I am announcing my retirement from professional football. Playing was the fulfillment of a childhood dream, but as I prepared for the coming season, I realized that I no longer had...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Wright is retiring from the NFL

49ers cornerback Eric Wright is retiring from the NFL at the age of 28. Eric Wright, former #49ers CB, has made the decision to officially retire, source says. The paperwork will be in shortly — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2014 I get the feeling Wright no longer has the desire to play football any longer. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers will be even thinner at cornerback now; Eric Wright retiring?

The San Francisco 49ers are already thin at the cornerback position, but according to multiple reports it could get worse. Today Jim Harbaugh said CB Eric Wright is considering retirement and is not at mandatory minicamp. Wright, 29 next month, played just 120 defensive snaps across seven games last season, but with the team losing […] The post 49ers will be even thinner at cornerback...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Wright signing feeds growing trend

Earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers signed Eric Wright to a one year deal after voiding a trade for the same player just one month ago.  Wright failed the 49ers physical and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up releasing him after the failed trade. Wright’s on and off the field issues have been well documented and include a 4 game suspension last season for violating the league’s...
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Wright not healthy enough to sign with the 49ers

We mentioned that free agent cornerback Eric Wright met with the 49ers this past week. According to Kevin Lynch,  Wright isn’t healthy enough to sign with the 49ers or any other NFL team right now. According to a source, cornerback Eric Wright is not healthy enough to sign. #49ers will meet with doctors next week about his status. — Kevin Lynch (@klynch49) August 4, 2013...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers may end up signing Eric Wright after all

The 49ers recently pulled the trigger on a trade that would have sent cornerback Eric Wright to them from the Buccaneers in exchange for a  conditional late round pick.  Then they claimed he failed his physical, which voided the trade.  Once that happened the Bucs ended up releasing Wright. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told that there’s a “possibility”...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs looking to trade Eric Wright

The general consensus has been that the Buccaneers will part ways with cornerback Eric Wright via a release. Today, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Bucs are shopping Wright per sources.  Wright lost his grievance he filed to retain his 2013 salary from the Bucs after the legal process ruled against him. He was scheduled to make $7.75 million, fourth highest...
Via The Bay Cave
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wright may lose his challenege against the Bucs

If you have been following the Eric Wright situation since his suspension, you know that odds have been against him in staying with the Buccaneers. And if you have been following since last offseason, you know that he may not have a chance in the grievance he filed. Pro Football Talk first reported the news Monday afternoon that cornerback Eric Wright had field a grievance to challenge...
Via The Bay Cave
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright turns in the pick-six of the year

Via Guyism
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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