Report: Eric Wright “spent time” with Trent Baalke on Thursday


When the 49ers failed cornerback Eric Wright on his physical after acquiring him in a trade with the Buccaneers, Wright was released by the Bucs and 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said there was “always a possibility” that the team could revisit signing him down the road.

They didn’t get too far down the road before Wright’s name resurfaced. Chris Culliver’s torn ACL has left the Niners a player short at cornerback and Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that friends of Wright’s said that he spent time with Baalke on Thursday.

Wright would need to pass a physical in order to sign with the team, which could be a bit easier this time around since the Niners’ need at cornerback is more acute. It could also mean dealing with fallout for signing a player who was arrested in July on DUI charges and served a PED suspension last year, something that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has needled Seahawks players about this offseason, but, again, the need is higher and that may make the bar of admission lower.

Sheldon Brown, Rashean Mathis and former 49er Nate Clements are some other unemployed veteran options at cornerback for the Niners.