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49ers trade for troubled CB Eric Wright

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08:35 AM ET 07.20 | The 49ers acquired troubled Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright on Friday for a late-round conditional pick in 2014, adding another proven name to a well-stocked secondary. Wright, 27, is a San Francisco native who will compete with cornerbacks Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Nnamdi Asomugha, Chris Culliver, Tramaine Brock and Perrish Cox. Wright, a Riordan High grad, was a second-round pick by Cleveland in 2007 and spent four years with the Browns and one with the Lions before signing a five-year, $37.5 million contract with Tampa Bay in 2012. He doesn't arrive in Santa Clara without blemishes. In his only season with the Buccaneers, Wright was arrested for DUI and served a four-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. The DUI charge was later dismissed. It appears the trade was prompted because of Wright's latest off-the-field transgression. The Tampa Bay Times reported Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on July 12 on suspicion of DUI and posted $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 7.

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July 20, 2013  08:40 AM ET

All those millions and he can't take a cab!

July 20, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

All those millions and he can't take a cab!

The cabbies are'nt allowed to carry change for a million...............






Morning CI !!!

July 20, 2013  08:51 AM ET

"As an organization, we have done our due diligence and anticipate Eric working hard to contribute to the 49ers," Baalke said.

I suppose they figure his latest run in with the law 8 days ago was just another anomaly. If ya can play, ya will play in the NFL until they haul you away. fine, just drop the sanctimony about doing it " the right way."

July 20, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The cabbies are'nt allowed to carry change for a million...............Morning CI !!!

Morning Mick, so when's the Ireland trip, or have you already been?

July 20, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Eric Wrong?

July 20, 2013  09:47 AM ET

He will clean up his act in the City by The Bay!!!

July 20, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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Morning Mick, so when's the Ireland trip, or have you already been?

Aug. 21.................Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 20, 2013  11:46 AM ET

He is not troubled, he is just misunderstood.

July 20, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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He will clean up his act in the City by The Bay!!!

Because that's how these things usually turn out?

July 20, 2013  01:08 PM ET

Could be trouble in the locker room. 49ers signing some troubled players as of late, a few WRs, going to be some interesting moments in training camp.

July 20, 2013  01:16 PM ET

PEDs? He got traded to the wrong NFC West team. Carroll is slacking.

July 20, 2013  03:32 PM ET

DUIs and PEDs? What could possible go wrong?

July 20, 2013  03:45 PM ET

Ahmad Brooks and Eric Wright in the same backfield? Ya gotta let that spin around in your head for a moment. Just two "wild and crazy guys" ....great room mates on the road.

July 20, 2013  06:11 PM ET
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Ahmad Brooks and Eric Wright in the same backfield? Ya gotta let that spin around in your head for a moment. Just two "wild and crazy guys" ....great room mates on the road.

You're right. The could be tag team wrestlers called Roid and Rage.

July 20, 2013  06:12 PM ET
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I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do, www.bar28.???om

Your mother made $15 dollars in an alley when sailors returned to port last week.

July 21, 2013  01:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Eric Wrong?

Lol.

July 21, 2013  01:48 AM ET

This move makes perfect sense to me. Wright is talented but had worn out his welcome in Tampa. San Fran can afford to gamble on him, and a conditional late round pick is a small price to pay even if he doesn't pan out.

 
July 21, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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He will clean up his act in the City by The Bay!!!

Or they will put him in one of the parades. He'll float like a butterfly and hurt when he pees.

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