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Patriots Cut Cornerback Bradley Fletcher, Should They Have Interest in ex-49ers Shareece Wright?

The Patriots have a need at cornerback, who could fill the void?

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Earlier this month we looked at potential trade targets for the New England Patriots to improve at cornerback. Outside of trading with the Titans, it doesn't look like the Patriots could grab a cornerback on the cheap with a traditional midseason trade; any sort of improvement would require a major cash investment.

With the Patriots releasing cornerback Bradley Fletcher after being a week 3 healthy scratch, the need for a cornerback is even greater. It turns out that the San Francisco 49ers just released cornerback Shareece Wright after the veteran cornerback complained about his lack of playing time.

That might be all I have to write to say that Wright wouldn't be a fit within the Patriots defense.

Wright started 27 games over 2013-14 with the Chargers, before signing with the 49ers. He entered training camp as a starter and seemed to play well, but just fell off the map and was benched. Our friends at Niners Nation describe Wright as a "not particularly good cornerback." Wright collected penalties instead of interceptions and outlets like Pro Football Focus considered the 5'11, 182-lbs Wright to be one of the worst cornerbacks in the league.

I don't think Wright makes sense as a match for the Patriots.