The San Francisco 49ers get to face a pair of former teammates in the next eight days. This weekend, the 49ers will face cornerback Shareece Wright, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. The following week, the 49ers will potentially face Nick Moody, who the Seattle Seahawks promoted to the 53-man roster on Wednesday. The 49ers and Seahawks square off on Thursday Night Football.
The Ravens had player availability on Wednesday, and Wright had plenty to say about his decision to join the Ravens, and his departure from the 49ers. The schedule did impact his decision, but was not the only reason. He also said he was told a variety of things by 49ers coaches as to why he was not playing. He thought they might be going into a rebuilding period, thus going with the younger guys. Here are a few of the tweets from Wright.
Shareece Wright said 49ers wanted to go in different direction. Wondered if they were in rebuilding mode and if hurt him being on 1 yr deal.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 14, 2015
Shareece Wright and Jimmy Smith played together in high school. Wright said he called Smith to talk about coming to the Ravens.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 14, 2015
Wright said that he is much better than a 5th CB and is excited about gettting the chance to play against his former team 49ers— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 14, 2015
Wright said he heard a variety of things from coaches as to why he wasn't playing. He asked for release because he wanted to play football.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 14, 2015
Wright acknowledged that the schedule definitely had a lot to do with him selecting Ravens but also said that the physical defense fits him.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 14, 2015
The Seahawks also had player media sessions on Wednesday. Naturally, Moody is looking forward to potentially playing the 49ers next week. It will of course depend on if he is still on the Seahawks 53-man roster next week.
Nick Moody, released by 49ers before season, says hoping to be on roster when Seattle plays SF next week: "I would really enjoy that.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 14, 2015
It's not exactly a shocking revelation, but it's always interesting to hear from former players leading up to a game. Pete Carroll said Moody would be a reserve linebacker and special teams player. Bobby Wagner injured his pectoral muscle this past weekend. If he is fine this coming weekend, it is entirely possible Moody gets waived on Monday, and potentially returns to their practice squad.