Veteran corner Wright signs in Buffalo

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BALTIMORE, MD – NOVEMBER 27: Wide receiver James Wright #86 of the Cincinnati Bengals misses a catch while cornerback Shareece Wright #24 of the Baltimore Ravens defends in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Bills added to their cornerback depth chart Monday, signing former Ravens defensive back Shareece Wright. 

He was a third round draft pick by the Chargers in 2011, but his first four seasons were disappointing. In 2013, Pro Football Focus had him among the NFL’s worst 20 cornerbacks. 

He signed with the Niners in 2015, but he was inactive the first three games of the season. He asked for his release and it was granted in early October. 

Wright ended up in Baltimore and had a resurgent final two months of the season. He was one of Baltimore’s better corners and earned a three year, 16 million dollar contract the following offseason. 

Last year, Wright played in only 12 games because of back spasms. He was cut for salary cap reasons in March. 

He only has one career NFL interception, but Wright is known as a quality tackler. He’s posted at least 42 tackles three of his last four seasons. 

Wright is yet to play 16 games in a season and has played 67 total in six years. He just turned 30 in April. 

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was Wright’s position coach in Baltimore last year, so he should know what the 5-11 corner can do. 

The Bills have plenty of need. After Ron Darby, their top two corners are first round pick Tre’Davious White and Kevon Seymour, who is heading into his second year. 

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