It has been a steady progression for veteran cornerback Eric Wright since his signing with the 49ers on Aug. 8.

First he spent approximately three weeks dealing with a personal matter before reporting to the organization.

Then he spent the first six weeks of the regular season on the reserve/non-football illness list.

He was allowed to begin practicing last week with his teammates.

And this week he has started seeing some action with the 49ers’ defense in practice after working exclusively on the scout team during his first seven days of activity.

“He’s getting better and better” 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Thursday. “We put him in yesterday with some of the defensive stuff. This week we put him in there with the defense a few snaps here and there and he’s done well.”

Wright spent his first six seasons with Cleveland Detroit and Tampa Bay. Now he is beginning the process of learning the 49ers’ scheme so he can make a contribution on the field at some point.