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Wright fails Niners physical and will be released by Bucs

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Eric Wright has beoome property of the Bucs again -- if only for a few hours.

The beleaguered cornerback failed a physical with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, voiding a trade made three days ago for a conditional draft pick in 2014 and reverting his rights to the Bucs.

Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said the team will release Wright during today's transactions.

Wright was traded Friday by the Bucs, one week after they discovered he had been arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence in Los Angeles.

The 49ers were aware of Wright's latest DUI arrest prior to agreeing to terms of the trade, according to Dominik.

The Bucs were prepared to wash their hands of Wright either way. The only downwide to this development is that they won't receive any compensation for Wright.

Physicals are pretty subjective in the NFL and it doesn't mean that Wright has an injury that will prevent him from playing this fall. The general belief is that the 49ers may have re-evaluated Wright, considering his off-field problems, or received too much backlash following the disclosure of his DUI that they were no longer interested in him being a part of their organization.

[Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 4:53pm]

    

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