The San Francisco 49ers announced cornerback Eric Wright has retired from professional football.
"Last night, Eric reached out to inform us of his plans to retire," said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "After a lengthy discussion, it was evident he put a great deal of thought into his decision. Eric has our full support and we wish him and his family nothing but the best."
"After seven NFL seasons, I am announcing my retirement from professional football," said Wright. "Playing was the fulfillment of a childhood dream, but as I prepared for the coming season, I realized that I no longer had the same passion I once had for the game. The San Francisco 49ers have given me an amazing opportunity to play for the team I grew up rooting for, and I owe the York family, my coaches, and my teammates tremendous gratitude. I will be forever grateful to all of the franchises I was lucky enough to play for, and look forward to beginning the next phase of my life, and spending more time with my family."
Wright (5-10, 193) appeared in seven regular season games and two postseason contests for the 49ers after signing with the team in August 2013. He registered eight tackles, two passes defensed and one interception, a game-sealing interception late in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks in Week 14.
In 92 career games (81 starts), Wright registered 371 tackles and 15 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. He also recorded five fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, one sack and 72 passes defensed during his seven-year career.
A 28-year-old native of San Francisco, CA, Wright spent two seasons at USC before finishing his collegiate career at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.