Cornerback Eric Wright reportedly failed the 49ers physical and was cut by the Buccaneers. (J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Bucs traded Wright to the 49ers for a conditional 2014 late-round pick last Friday. Wright was arrested for DUI the previous Friday and his release means he is now an unrestricted free agent.
After signing a five-year, $37.5 million contract in 2012, Wright was arrested for a DUI and was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last season. Wright lost $1.7 million in salary during his four-game ban.
Wright, a six-year veteran, signed a reconstructed deal with the Buccaneers in April that saved the Bucs $7.75 million of guaranteed salary to Wright.
Wright started in 10 games for the Buccaneers last season, registering 39 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.