The Baltimore Ravens brought in defensive back Shareece Wright midway through last year, and the Ravens are on the verge of locking him up next year.
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Wright Staying in Baltimore
Sunday, March 6
Baltimore is reportedly close to re-signing Wright, who is set to become a free agent when the new league year begins March 9, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
Wright started seven games for the Ravens last year after spending the first four seasons of his career with the San Diego Chargers. He has one interception in five years. Zrebiec also noted Wright will take a physical next week before signing his new deal.
The Chargers took Wright in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft out of USC. After four seasons with the team, Wright signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in hopes of earning a starting spot.
However, after San Francisco corners Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser rose up on the depth chart, Wright asked for and was granted his release Oct. 10 without having played a snap for the 49ers, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Two days later, the Ravens signed him, and Wright played in Baltimore's final 11 games. He recorded five passes defensed and 40 total tackles for the 5-11 Ravens in 2015.
Once Wright and the team make the deal official, the Ravens will have seven corners under contract, led by starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. As he did last year, Wright will likely compete at the nickel corner position with Will Davis and Kyle Arrington.
The Ravens have plenty of depth at corner, so Wright will need to have a strong offseason if he wants to make Baltimore his permanent home for the foreseeable future.
Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.