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Ravens sign Shareece Wright to fill cornerback void

Shareece Wright of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Wright asked for and was granted his release by San Francisco and was signed by the Ravens on monday.
Shareece Wright of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Wright asked for and was granted his release by San Francisco and was signed by the Ravens on monday. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)

Acting quickly to fill their cornerback void following Will Davis' season-ending knee injury Sunday, the Ravens reached a deal Tuesday night with free agent Shareece Wright, an NFL source confirmed.

Wright, 28, had requested and was granted his release by the San Francisco 49ers last week after he was left inactive by the team for the first three games. The Ravens play the 49ers Sunday.

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Wright, who is 5 feet 11 and 182 pounds, signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the 49ers in March after the 2011 third-round draft pick played the previous three seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

He started 27 games for the Chargers in 2013 and 2014, and was credited with 108 tackles, one interception and 23 passes defended over those two seasons.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that the team was looking at adding a free-agent cornerback after suffering several injuries at the position in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Davis, who had emerged as the team's No. 3 corner after he was acquired last month in a trade, was the first to go down. Starter Lardarius Webb hurt his hamstring, an injury team officials are hoping is relatively minor. Kyle Arrington also left the game and was entered into the concussion protocol. He has passed all the tests to this point.

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