Is San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver poised for a breakout year?

49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has undoubtedly had his fair share of off-field exploits. Whether you love-to-hate him or hate-to-love him, Culliver will play a significant role in the 49ers’ secondary this year. With Carlos Rogers’ departure and Eric Wright’s retirement from football, the 49ers have Culliver, Tramaine Brock, Chris Cook, Perrish Cox and rookie Jimmie Ward vying...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Re-Sign G Al Netter

  Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers have re-signed G Al Netter. The 49ers had an open roster spot following Eric Wright’s retirement, so this move will bring them to the full 90 players. San Francisco wavied Netter a few weeks ago, despite the fact that he was signed to a future/reserve contract back in January. Netter, 24, signed on with the 49ers as...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the San Francisco 49ers preparing for an identity shift?

In recent years, the 49ers were synonymous with the word defense. They boasted one of the league’s deepest and most formidable defensive rosters. Their linebacking core was a thing of brilliance with Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman anchoring the defense. Only time will tell if the 2014 defensive squad will keep its place among the NFL’s elite. The current 2014...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis holding out; which RB should be top dog for the San Francisco 49ers?

Niner News - Vernon Davis announces he’s holding out (READ) - Reaction to Davis (READ) - Does the 49ers star tight end deserve a new contract? (READ) - Eric Wright retires; Jim Harbaugh upset with Davis, Alex Boone (READ) - 49ers are deep at running back, but only one should be top dog (READ) Make sure you follow @cover32_SF and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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

NFL Transactions: Wednesday 6/18

  49ers 49ers officially placed CB Eric Wright on reserve/retired list. Colts Colts waived OLB Justin Hickman. (NFLTR) Cowboys Cowboys signed second-round pick DE Demarcus Lawrence to a four-year contract. (NFLTR) Cowboys waived TE Evan Wilson from injured reserve with injury settlement. (NFLTR) Jaguars Jaguars sign first-round pick QB Blake Bortles to a four-year contract...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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...
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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

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 6/17

  49ers 49ers CB Eric Wright is officially retire from the NFL. (NFLTR) Bears Bears waived DB Sean Cattouse. Browns Browns signed first-round pick QB Johnny Manziel to a four-year contract. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers waived OT Emmett Cleary and LB Steven Jenkins. Chiefs Chiefs signed WR Mark Harrison, CB Kip Edwards, CB Quinton Byrd and WR Cole Stanford. Ravens...
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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...
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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

Is the 49ers Secondary the Worst in the NFL?

Sean McMahon Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is going to sign with the Redskins, so the most important date left on the off-season calendar for the faithful is the start of the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8th. With half their starting secondary off to less green pastures, the 49ers must land two quality cornerbacks that can start from Day 1 if they are to compete within their division in...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How will the 49ers replace their veteran free agents?

It’s been almost a week since NFL free agency and the new league year has started, and we have seen many big-time changes to rosters all around the league as teams try to improve and fill their respective needs. The Broncos and the Patriots seem to be battling it out as the ones to claim the “offseason championship.” But, as the past has shown, the biggest spenders don’t...
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March 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

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...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers injury report: CB's Carlos Rogers and Eric Wright listed as QUESTIONABLE

The San Francisco 49ers could have serious depth issues in their secondary for Sunday’s playoff game in Green Bay, according to their official web site. Cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Eric Wright are both being listed as questionable with hamstring injuries. This is potentially significant news with 49ers visiting Aaron Rodgers and the high-powered Packers offense. While Wright...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 15 Preview

The San Francisco 49ers will take another trip to the east coast as they travel to Tampa to face the Buccaneers. This is a game that will fetaure two players that are going against their former teams. Eric Wright was a member of the Buccaneers when Dashon Goldson left the 49ers to sign a free agent contract with them. Wright was released during the preseason and was signed by the...
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December 14, 2013  |  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...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers-Buccaneers Preview

The San Francisco 49ers expected nothing less than to be playing solid football down the stretch with a chance to lock up a playoff spot, but by no means do they believe they're a finished product despite a win over one of the NFL's top teams. The defending NFC champions can secure a postseason berth with a road win Sunday and a little help, though the surging Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things to know after 49ers edge Seahawks 19-17

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman saved the special ''G'' play for Frank Gore to pull out at just the right time. Behind at home to their fiercest division rival, the 49ers needed a big gain from their go-to running back. Gore's misdirection 51-yard burst set up a go-ahead 22-yard field goal by Phil Dawson with 26 seconds remaining, and two-time defending champion San Francisco...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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