The Ravens got dinged with yet another injury as reports came out that newly acquired cornerback Will Davis tore his ACL in the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. With fellow cornerback Lardarius Webb nursing a thigh injury and the rest of the squad being generally ineffective for the season so far, it is no surprise to see the Baltimore Ravens go after a free agent.
In much the same way as the 2014 NFL season, the Ravens have had numerous injuries along the secondary this season and are searching for just about anyone that can play the cornerback position. With how desperate the Ravens are, we might see kicker Justin Tucker back there going man-on-man with A.J. Green later this season. Enter cornerback Shareece Wright to the Ravens.
Free agent CB Shareece Wright is signing with the #Ravens, source said. He fills an immediate need.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2015
Wright comes to the Ravens after being with the 49ers this season and requesting his release from the organization, originally reported by Ian Rapoport. On Saturday October 10th, Wright was granted his release as the 49ers released the 28 year old corner and signed guard Andrew Tiller from the practice squad. Wright went to Twitter after the confirmation to thank the Niners for his release and pending free agent status.
want to thank the @49ers Organization for granting my release.— shareece wright (@ShareeceWright) October 10, 2015
Before signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the 49ers, Wright had spent the following four seasons with the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers, he started a total of 27 games and appeared in 44 total. In his relatively short career Wright has accumulated a single interception, a forced fumble and 137 total tackles to go with 20 passes defensed.
New Ravens CB Shareece Wright will likely get a Min. Salary Benefit deal worth 12/17th of $585K. Would leave Ravens w/ ~$1.1M in Cap space— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) October 13, 2015
Wright was not active any any of the 49ers' games this season and is looking for a chance to play. Surely, he'll get his wish in Baltimore as the Ravens could use all the help they could get on the outside along with Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb in the slot position. He'll get his chance to exact revenge against his former team this Sunday as the Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers, with both teams looking for their second win of the season.