The Ravens will sign cornerback Shareece Wright, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Wright will fill an immediate need for Baltimore and, as an added bonus, he can probably give the team intel as they get set to take on the 49ers.
Wright, 28, asked out of San Francisco and over the weekend the 49ers obliged. The fifth-year cornerback was inactive for the 49ers’ first four games and he quickly decided that he wanted to go somewhere where he could get playing time. Wright signed a one-year deal with the 49ers for a base salary of $850K, along with a $1.5MM signing bonus, but forfeited $100K (four $25K in-game roster bonuses) by being inactive in the 49ers’ initial four games. Wright carried a $3.2MM cap figure and will count $1.5MM against the 49ers’ cap in dead money this season.
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. The 28-year-old rated 105th out of 108 corners in Pro Football Focus’ 2014 grades (subscription required) and 103rd out of 110 graded performers the year prior.
The Colts hosted Wright on a visit Monday afternoon, but he has been taken off the market by another AFC team.