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49ers help CB depth by keeping Eric Wright

3/11/2014

With questions at cornerback, the San Francisco 49ers are bringing back veteran Eric Wright.

He tweeted a photo of the contract Wednesday afternoon. The Sacramento Bee reported he is signing a one-year deal. He signed a one-year deal with the 49ers last summer.

The San Francisco native has ability and he made some plays in a limited role. However, his playing time dipped severely in the playoffs and he ended up being inactive.

Still, the front office likes him. Wright will need to prove to the coaching staff that he is prepared to play this season. That was the issue late in the year. He could play nickel. The 49ers cornerback position is a work in progress. They cut Carlos Rogers on Wednesday, as expected, and Tarell Brown is a free agent.

The team has been talking to Miami free agent Nolan Carroll. If Brown doesn’t come back, the 49ers will add, at least, one cornerback is free agency. They are also expected to use an early pick on the position.