Cornerback Shareece Wright was signed by the Ravens on Tuesday. Despite signing a one-year, $3 million contract in the offseason, Wright couldn't get on the field for a corner-needy San Francisco team, eventually leading to his release. He'll now join one of the few teams that is in worse shape at his position.
Wright was released by the 49ers on Saturday. Wright, the 28-year-old defensive back, didn't play a down all season and with the 49ers looking for additional help on the offensive line, was released to make room for guard Andrew Tiller. Wright will try to catch on with another team struggling for depth in the secondary.
The 49ers announced that they have signed cornerback Shareece Wright to a one-year deal on Saturday, per the team's official website. Wright, selected by the Chargers in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft, has 137 total tackles, 20 passes defensed and one interception over his career. Last year he recorded a career-high 58 total tackles and 10 passes defensed.
Former Chargers starting cornerback Shareece Wright visited the 49ers on Friday, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Rapoport added that there's a "lot of mutual interest here" between both sides, but that Wright "may take more visits." Wright, 27, was taken in the third round (89th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Chargers. He tallied 129 tackles, 25 passes defensed and one interception in his 44-game run (27 starts) with the Chargers.
The Chargers will be without cornerback Shareece Wright for the remainder of the Week 17 game against the Chiefs. Wright suffered a head injury and has been declared out.