San Francisco 49ers CB Eric Wright has elected to retire, ending a seven-year NFL career.
Wright was absent from the 49ers' mandatory minicamp this week, and although his absence was overshadowed by the lack of Pro-Bowl TE Vernon Davis, there was still plenty of speculation about Wright's reason for staying home.
49ers say CB Eric Wright is pondering retirement. Well ponder no more. Source says he will file paperwork today to officially retire.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 17, 2014
Wright played in seven games during the 2013 season, recording seven tackles, one interception and two passes deflected. A seven-year veteran out of UNLV, Wright also played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His departure leaves the 49ers thin at the left cornerback slot, with just Tramaine Brock and Perrish Cox as experienced options. The 49ers will likely turn to free agent pickup Chris Cook in Wright's absence.
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