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Shareece Wright makes case to return to Ravens

When cornerback Shareece Wright signed a one-year deal with the Ravens in mid-October, he didn't look it as a temporary move before again hitting the free-agent market after the season. The former starter with the San Diego Chargers wanted to establish himself with his new team and stay around.

Wright, 28, said that he hasn't had any discussions with the Ravens about a contract for next season. However, he would welcome such talks.

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"I came here with the intentions of possibly being able to continue my career here; just having an open mind towards that. If everything works out, I'm open to it," Wright said Thursday. "For myself, it's just knowing what I can do and leaving it up to everybody else to kind of figure that out or learn that about me. I'm more competing with myself more than anything. I just hope that they see the good in me."

After a rocky Ravens' debut in which he was beaten for two touchdown passes against  the San Francisco 49ers, including a 76-yarder by former Raven Torrey Smith, Wright has settled in and become one of the team's most reliable defensive backs.

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Starting the past four games opposite his best friend and former high school teammate Jimmy Smith – an arrangement that the first-year Raven still finds surreal – Wright has 16 tackles and two passes defended over the past three weeks. He broke up Ben Roethlisberger's deep fourth-down pass to Markus Wheaton last week, preserving the Ravens' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I just have really high expectations for myself. Other than not having any interceptions so far, I felt like I've been finding my way in this defense and on this team, and getting more comfortable every week, and being able to make some plays for this defense," Wright said. "I've talked to Coach Harbaugh and said, 'Just imagine if I was here for the whole season and training camp and all that. Where would I be right now?' I definitely think about that."


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