The 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Shareece Wright following his visit this week, Bay Area News Group’s Can Inman reports. The team made it official on its Twitter account.
It’s a one-year deal worth up to $5MM — $4MM in base salary and $1MM in incentives, notes San Diego Union-Tribune Chargers reporter Michael Gehlken on Twitter.
Wright started the past two seasons for the Chargers, where the former 2011 third-round pick out of USC drew a league-high eight pass interference penalties in 2014. Turning 28 in April, Wright rated 105th out of 108 corners in Pro Football Focus’ 2014 grades (subscription required) and 103rd out of 110 graded performers the year prior.
This move merely adds depth to the 49ers’ suddenly depleted corner corps. Inman expects holdovers Tramaine Brock and Dontae Johnson to be the favorites to succeed Culliver and Cox in the starting lineup, with Jimmie Ward entering in nickel packages. Wright, however, will make more than the younger trio next season so he’ll be in the mix to start as well.
Regardless of who starts, 2015 will mark the second straight season where the 49ers deploy two new starting corners.