That trade of Tampa Bay Bucs cornerback Eric Wright to the 49ers for a conditional late-round draft pick is now dead. Albert Breer of the NFL Network is reporting that Wright failed his 49ers physical and was immediately released by the Bucs.
The trade was announced last Friday. Speculation is that the 49ers did not know about Wright's arrest the previous Friday night in Los Angeles for DUI at the time of the transaction and failed him on his physical to nullify the trade as soon as they found out. The Buccaneers do not want Wright back. He is now looking for a job and the 49ers' search for cornerback help will continue into August.