Former 49ers cornerback Shareece Wright began his tour for a new team with a visit to the Colts, a source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). 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.