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Eric Wright was a 49er for about one day.
Eric Wright, Cornerback
2012 Statistics: 38 tackles, eight passes defended and one interception.
While San Francisco's deal with Tampa Bay for Wright was voided after he failed his physical, there still remains some interest in bringing the enigmatic veteran back to his hometown, per CSN Bay Area.
According to the aforementioned report, general manager Trent Baalke had the following to say about Wright's situation.
With respect to Eric, there’s always a possibility that he becomes a Niner at some point, it’s just not now.
This makes all the sense in the world. As a free agent, Wright wouldn't cost San Francisco the draft pick it yielded to Tampa Bay in the deal. It also indicates that the veteran would come to the 49ers on a cheaper deal, maybe somewhere near the veteran minimum.
We shouldn't be too surprised if some news were to break on this front sometime between now and San Francisco's first preseason game.
In the opinion of this humble writer, Wright represents the best free-agent option for San Francisco on the cornerback market.
Austin Collie, Wide Receiver
2011 Statistics: 54 receptions, 514 yards and one touchdown (played in one game last year).
San Francisco had Collie in for a workout earlier this month but didn't sign the injury-plagued receiver. According to this report from The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco still has its eyes on Collie and could rehash the situation prior to the start of the regular year.
Pure conjecture on my part, but head coach Jim Harbaugh may want to check out what he has with youngsters currently on the roster before making a play for this veteran.
As it is, Collie has been extremely effective when he's actually on the field during his four-year career. He averaged 57 receptions and over five scores in his first three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before missing 2012 with a concussion.
Overall, Collie has missed 22 of a possible 64 games since joining the NFL back in 2009.
Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist at Bleacher Report.
Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of Draft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus.