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Morning Tailgate: Future of Eric Wright

Posted Oct 11, 2013

Eric Wright could soon be practicing with the San Francisco 49ers.

Eric Wright was signed on Aug. 8 and has not practiced with the 49ers. Wright has been on the Non-Football Injury/Illness list for the extent of his career in his hometown of San Francisco.

The veteran cornerback with 81 career starts could soon be activated to help boost San Francisco’s deep cornerback group.

Jim Harbaugh mentioned Wright as a candidate to be activated off the NFI list. Wright could return to practice with the 49ers after Week 6.

Vic Fangio said Wright’s future with the 49ers all depends on how he practices, should he be activated.

“To get in shape and run with the strength coaches and the trainers and do drills is one thing, but football is another,” San Francisco’s defensive coordinator said. “And he’s learning our system in meetings. But, learning it in a meeting and executing it on the field is two different things. So, if and when he’s ready to play and play well, we’ll activate him, put him on the 53 and go.”

Fangio made other news in speaking of the team’s cornerbacks. With Tramaine Brock stepping up to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, Fangio said it’s “possible” Nnamdi Asomugha will be inactive on gamedays as long as Brock is the team’s No. 3 cornerback.

More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate, presented by State Farm.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle looked at Patrick Willis’ improving health.

Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com detailed how boxing has helped Frank Gore.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com looked at Colin Kaepernick’s appearance on the recent injury report.

Andrew Pentis of 49ers.com shared the comments of San Francisco’s new No. 3 quarterback.




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