With Chris Culliver out for the season with a torn ACL, the 49ers are once again looking into acquiring former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Eric Wright. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said on Sunday that the team has discussed Wright since the injury to Culliver.
“I believe so,” said Harbaugh.
“We’re assessing. … I don’t have a crystal ball, but there’s a process.”
The 49ers had agreed to send a late round pick to the Bucs in exchange for Wright but the trade was nullified when Wright failed his physical. Tampa Bay released Wright shortly after the trade fell through. The 49ers were also interested in him when he was a free agent last off-season.
Wright has had some ongoing legal troubles and has a court hearing this week in connection with a recent drunk driving arrest. The 49ers are aware of Wrights legal issues and it does not seem to be a deterrent.
- Some positive news in the wide out department as injured receivers A.J. Jenkins, Kyle Williams, Ricardo Lockette and Kassim Osgood all returned to practice on Sunday. Jenkins, who was especially productive, caught four of the six passes he was targeted on. The highlight was a 70 yarder from Colt McCoy. Jenkins is expected to play on Thursday despite missing time with a hamstring injury.