SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Eric Wright was joined by a handful of players who were able to participate in practice for the first time on Tuesday.
Wright, who grew up in San Francisco and attended Riordan High, less than five miles from Candlestick Park, was originally traded to the 49ers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in late July. He failed his physical and the trade was nullified.
He eventually signed on as a free agent and placed on the reserved/non-football injury list.
He was also joined by veteran wide receiver Mario Manningham and rookie defensive linemen Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial.
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