49ers Blog and Q&A

News, notes and reader questions about the San Francisco 49ers

March 13, 2012
49ers eyeing cornerbacks, zeroing in on Wright

wright.jpg

The 49ers appear to be moving on from cornerback Carlos Rogers. After signing Perrish Cox to a two-year deal this morning, the team is in the mix for two of the marquee names at the position, Brandon Carr and Eric Wright.

Carr, 25, is perhaps the top name at the position. He's 6-0, 207 pounds and had four interceptions last year for the Chiefs. He is visiting the Dallas Cowboys tonight, according to ESPN, and owner Jerry Jones will look to make a big splash by signing the cornerback.

Wright, meanwhile, is a San Francisco native. CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers are making a strong push for the former Brown and Lion and that a deal could be completed in the next 12 hours. The 5-10, 190-pound cornerback had four interceptions and a forced fumble last year for Detroit. Wright, 26, played at UNLV before being drafted by the Browns in 2007.

Both players are physical and tough and are younger than Rogers, who turns 31 before the season. It's not yet known which teams have shown interest in Rogers (six interceptions in 2012) but the Rams are rumored to be pursuing him.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Watch Bee news, lifestyle videos | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Categories


November 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monthly Archives


Ask a question

Please use the form below to submit your question. Because there is a 100-word limit for questions, a word counter is located directly beneath the box where you enter the your question.

Name:
City:
 State:
E-mail:

49ers Question:

Your letter contains of 100 words allowed.  Count words


Your IP Address has been recorded as 152.52.255.247 and will be included with this submission.