The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they tendered a one-year contract to CB Tramaine Brock. The 49ers signed Brock as an undrafted free-agent back in 2010 where he earned a spot on the team under then coach Mike Singletary. Although Brock adds little to no value in nickel and dime situations, he more than makes up for it on special teams, by tying the team lead with 15 special teams tackles in 2012. The signing is a surprise to me, as I feel they could have found a cheaper alternative in the draft while saving some cap space.
Brock was consistently beat down the field, and it seemed like every time he was in a position to make a play, he chocked. Just go back to last year’s pre-season games, Brock was beat time and time again and still earned a roster spot. The 49ers coaching staff must love what they see, for them to re-sign him to a one-year tender offer. I just don’t see it.
In other 49ers news, they also signed wide receiver Joe Hastings to a one-year deal. Hastings was on the 49ers active roster back in 2011 after WR Braylon Edwards went down to injury but then was later released. He last played in the UFL (United Football League) for the Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2012 before coming back to San Francisco.