Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

49ers release CB Perrish Cox, Eric Wright enters mix


San Francisco is trimming down its’ roster as more players become healthy.  Earlier in the day, the 49ers released mistake prone wide receiver Kyle Williams.  With Michael Crabtree on the 53-man roster, it is only a matter of time until he plays.

When will that be?

With Williams’ release it could indicate sooner rather than later.

Well, now it has been announced that the 49ers’ have released cornerback Perrish Cox, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.

Maiocco then announced the addition of Eric Wright – to take over for Cox.

Cox had only two tackles in 2013 for San Francisco and returned 3 punts for 82 yards.

With the loss of Williams and now Cox – the team’s two punt returners – LaMichael James would appear to have that job locked down, noted Maiocco.

Wright started his tenure in San Francisco on the non-football injury/illness list.  He was originally traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that infamously fell through after he failed a physical.  Wright eventually signed anyway in early August.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric to the 49ers organization and look forward to his contributions,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said after the signing, according to Gregg Rosenthal at nfl.com. “Eric is currently tending to a personal matter and he will join the team as soon as possible.”

It appears Wright will now get his shot.

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  • Vicki Smith

    Good for LaMike make us proud #ProDucks!!

  • loverpoint

    So lets see if I missed anyone or something here.

    Mario Manningham moves in and Marlon Moore moves out
    Nick Moody moves in and Nate Stupar moves out
    Aldon Smith moves in and Jermaine Cunningham moves out
    Eric Wright moves in and Perrish Cox moves out.
    Michael Crabtree moves in and Kyle Williams moves out

    So that must mean that Nnambi Asomugha was released to make room for Tank Carradine. Why did they decide to replace a DB with a DE. Why didn’t they release a Defensive lineman such as Demarcus Dobbs so that Tank Carradine could move in ?