Eric Wright set to return to 49ers

Eric Wright set to return to 49ers
March 11, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Eric Wright appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season, recording eight tackles and one interception in limited action. (USATI)

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Cornerback Eric Wright will be back with 49ers after playing in seven games last season with the club.

Wright placed a photo of a 49ers contract on his Instagram account, and a source confirmed Tuesday that Wright has agreed to a new deal. Wright signed a one-year contract.

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Wright, a seven-year veteran, appeared in seven games and recorded eight tackles and one interception in limited action. He also has the versatility to play the nickel back position.

Wright had an opportunity to make a big contribution in the playoffs but he was replaced as the team's nickel back by newly signed Perrish Cox. Carlos Rogers missed the first two playoff games due to a hamstring strain. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Cox was given the nod over Wright because "Perrish had a better week of preparation."

The 49ers released Rogers on Tuesday to save $6.6 million in cap space. And Tarell Brown remains unsigned as an unrestricted free agent.