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49ers CB Eric Wright to retire

Eric Wright signed a new contract with San Francisco in the offseason. (Ric Tapia/AP Photo) Eric Wright signed a new contract with San Francisco in the offseason. (Ric Tapia/AP Photo)

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Wright will file his retirement paperwork on Tuesday, according to Mike Garafalo of Fox Sports.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters at minicamp on Tuesday that Wright had made "a decision not to play football," and that the team now has an open roster spot, reports CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

Wright entered the league in 2007 with the Cleveland Browns, and has spent time on the rosters of the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining San Francisco in 2013.

The 28-year old had signed a new contract with the team at the beginning of the offseason, tweeting the contract with the phrase "Let's Try This Again," but recently team officials said Wright had been considering retirement.

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