49ers CB Eric Wright Retires

#452980615 / As San Francisco tries to pass the Seahawks for the top spot in the NFC West, they’ll have to roll without consistent cornerback Eric Wright, who has retired after just seven seasons. Seven seasons after his NFL debut, 49ers DB Eric Wright is leaving the game of football. There will be no eighth year for Wright, who has called it quits after two years...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers news: Eric Wright Retires

The San Francisco 49ers announced the retirement of cornerback Eric Wright on Tuesday, June 17th, reports ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Caplan.Eric WrightThe San Francisco 49er’s Eric Wright played a total of 7 years in the NFL. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round with the 53rd overall pick of the 2007 NFL draft, and played for them from 2007-2010. He then played...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers CB Eric Wright Calls It Quits

It looks as though the San Francisco 49ers have suffered yet another loss at the cornerback position. One of the team’s depth players, Eric Wright, has decided to retire from the NFL. Wright was once considered a solid starting cornerback, typically manning the CB2 position, but because of off the field issues and injuries, Wright is calling it quits. Wright was a second round...
Via The Sideline
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

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

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...
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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...
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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...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Wright Stays with 49ers

There is nothing official out there from the 49ers camp, but DB Eric Wright posted a instagram photo that indicated he was re-signing with the 49ers. The post Eric Wright Stays with 49ers appeared first on .
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March 11, 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...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha, he could be claimed via waivers as early as tomorrow

Just a few days ago Nnamdi Asomugha found out he was going to be a father. Well just like the average american he will have to do it with out a job. 49ers waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha according to Ian Rapoport. The team will activate Eric Wright to replace Asomugha as cornerback depth. Appearing in […]
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Eric Wright is coming back “soon, very soon”

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told him that cornerback Eric Wright will start playing “soon.” #49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told me CB Eric Wright is coming back "soon, very soon." Said it could be this week or next. "Excited about that" — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2013 While the 49ers defense has been...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright makes steady progress toward role with 49ers

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...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers may release Nnamdi Asomugha to clear space for Eric Wright

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...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright finally practices with 49ers

Eric Wright was joined by a handful of players who were able to participate in practice for the first time on Tuesday. Wright, who grew up in San Francisco and attended Riordan High, less than five miles from Candlestick Park, was originally traded to the 49ers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in late July, a few weeks after he was arrested for a DUI. He failed his physical and the trade...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright steps on practice field for first time

Eric Wright was joined by a handful of players who were able to participate in practice for the first time on Tuesday. Wright, who grew up in San Francisco and attended Riordan High, less than five miles from Candlestick Park, was originally traded to the 49ers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in late July. He failed his physical and the trade was nullified. He eventually signed on...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2013  |  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

San Francisco 49ers Sign CB Eric Wright

The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Eric Wright, whom they traded for and released a few weeks back, to a one-year deal and have placed him on the non-football injury/illness list. In a corresponding move, the organization waived cornerback Lowell Rose.  Tunnel Vision: Wright, who is dealing with a personal matter, failed his physical a few weeks back after having been...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers sign Eric Wright after rejecting trade for him

The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Eric Wright to a one-year contract on Thursday, nearly three weeks after a trade for him was voided. The 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached an agreement on a trade for Wright in July, but he failed his physical with San Francisco, so the deal was voided. The Bucs subsequently released the 28-year-old and now the Niners have scooped him...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign CB Eric Wright to one-year deal

49ers signed CB Eric Wright to a one-year contract and placed him on the active/non-football injury list. Wright was acquired by the 49ers from the Bucs nearly three weeks ago but he failed his physical and was released. It's not certain what kind of ailment Wright has been dealing with but he's apparently close to being healthy enough to come in and compete for a job. The...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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