Most of the updates regarding the San Francisco 49ers and this free agency period have revolved around the wide receiver market. Could Mike Wallace be an option, will they be in on Vincent Jackson, they're out of the Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan market - things of that nature. The first real, pertinent news to actually concern them and their intent to sign someone since the beginning of this period doesn't feature a receiver at all.
Jason LaCanfora is reporting via Twitter that the 49ers are in pursuit of Detroit Lions cornerback Eric Wright. He's only 26 years-old and had a productive season with the Lions in 2011, with 16 passes defensed, starting all 16 games and without safety help a lot of the time. He also picked off four passes and looked good doing it.
We'll see where that goes in the near future, as the 49ers are supposed to be very interested. In the mean time, it looks like they're really getting set for a cornerback push, as Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers are in on Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr as well.
Carr is just about entering his prime and is a solid option to go forward as the No. 1 corner. It's hard to think about Carlos Rogers being on his way out, but Carr has age and upside on his side, as does Wright, to a slightly lesser extent. Both of these players had stellar 2011 seasons and have been looking forward to hitting free agency to see what they can get.