The 49ers just announced they have signed 27-year-old former San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright to a one-year contract.
Wright replaces Perrish Cox, who signed a three-year, $15-million deal with the Tennessee Titans this afternoon, according to Ian Rapoport.
Wright and Cox both are 5’11” and both run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds. During the final 10 regular season games of 2014, Wright gave up a quarterback rating of 96.7, while Cox gave up a passer rating of 103.4, according to Pro Football Focus.
Wright is better than Cox, and presumably cheaper as well. The terms of Wright’s one-year deal have not yet been announced.
UPDATE: The 49ers just re-signed Chris Cook, according to Aaron Wilson. Here’s how the 49ers’ cornerback depth chart might stand:
Left cornerback: Shareece Wright, Chris Cook
Slot cornerback: Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson
Right Cornerback: Tramaine Brock, Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser
The 49ers upgraded their starting outside cornerbacks. Brock and Wright are better than Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox.