Eric Wright hasn’t played a lot this season for the San Francisco 49ers since being activated from the non-football injury list seven games ago.
But with cornerback Carlos Rogers nursing a strained right hamstring and the Green Bay Packers tendency to go with three wide receivers almost all the time, Wright might be on the field as much in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game as he has since he was activated in November.
Rogers has been the 49ers nickel back. Wright says he’s ready to fill in wherever needed.
“I’m pretty comfortable with [the system] and have the luxury of being able to play all types of positions in this defense, whether it’s the right corner spot or the left corner spot or the nickel spot or the dime spot or the dollar spot,” Wright told CSNBayArea.com.
Wright came into this season with 14 interceptions in 85 career games with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, notching a career high of four picks in both 2009 in Cleveland and with the Lions in 2011.
He has one interception and two passes defensed to go with seven tackles in seven games for the 49ers this season.
Wright was a second-round pick of the Browns out of UNLV in 2007 and signed with the 49ers in the offseason after a trade for Wright from the Bucs was voided after Wright failed his physical. Tampa Bay released Wright, who then signed with San Francisco. He missed the first 10 weeks of the season tending to what was termed a “personal matter.”