CB Eric Wright retires; Jim Harbaugh upset with Vernon Davis, Alex Boone

On the same day Vernon Davis and Alex Boone were holding out for new contracts, there was a surprise absentee on the first day of the 49ers’ mandatory minicamp in Santa Clara, California. Cornerback Eric Wright has retired from professional football. The 28 year old filed his paperwork with the league Tuesday, ending a tumultuous seven-year career marred by two arrests for DUI...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland native Boone holding out, former Browns CB Wright retires

The San Francisco 49ers opened their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and three players were missing, two with Cleveland ties. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, a Cleveland native, is holding out in hopes of securing a new contract. And former Browns cornerback Eric Wright has decided to retire. Boone, a starting guard for the 49ers the last two seasons, is one of two key offensive players...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers CB Eric Wright Considering Retirement?

  49ers HC Jim Harbaugh indicated that CB Eric Wright‘s absence from minicamp is because he is considering retirement, according to Matt Barrows. Wright, 28, signed a one-year contract worth $855,000 with San Francisco back in early March. According to, Wright has a 2014 cap figure of $590,000. As things stand right now, Wright would have to compete for playing...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ CB Eric Wright Retiring?

This could be a major blow to the San Francisco 49ers cornerback depth. According to local reports out of San Francisco, cornerback Eric Wright might very well be on the verge of retiring.  Eric Wright is "making a decision to not play football," according to Harbaugh. Is he retiring? "That's my understanding," Harbaugh said. — Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) June 17, 2014...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: Eric Wright is the Definition of Average

The story of Eric Wright’s career is one of an average NFL player that somehow has remained in the NFL beyond the years that he should have been. Wright had quite a troubled time when he played college football. Despite putting out great performances on the field, it was marred by the mistakes he made off of it.  Wright started at USC, where he played for one full season, before...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst Team Pick: Langham was awful for Cleveland

In the last 30 years, the Browns have only taken three cornerbacks – Joe Haden, Eric Wright and Antonio Langham – in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. Suffice it to say, this is quite an anomaly. While none of these selections can be characterized as a total bust, it is quite clear who had the worst career. Drafted ninth overall in 1994, Langham had a productive rookie season...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Re-Sign CB Eric Wright

  Veteran CB Eric Wright posted a picture on his Twitter account of him signing a contract with the 49ers, so it appears as though he will be back for another season. Matt Barrows reports that the 49ers are signing him to a one-year deal. San Francisco initially traded a late-round conditional pick for Buccaneers CB Eric Wright before a failed him nullified the deal. Tampa...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Could Part Ways With Carlos Rogers, Eric Wright & Donte Whitner

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area writes that the CB Carlos Rogers “does not figure to be back” with the 49ers next season. Maiocco points to Rogers’ $6.6 million price tag along with the fact that his play declined in 2013 as the main reason for San Francisco looking for younger, more cost efficient options. Last year, the 49ers got Rogers to accept a pay cut in recent for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers' Wright set for Tampa Bay return

Eric Wright raised his arms to the sky, his right hand clutching the ball, then danced off the field collecting hugs and hand slaps from his San Francisco teammates. The veteran cornerback finally was back in his playmaking element. Wright and the 49ers had reason to celebrate after his interception in the final minute last week sealed San Francisco's 19-17 victory over the Seattle...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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