The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have locked up CB Tramaine Brock, to a one-year contract. The contract is the one-year, $1.323 million tender. The cornerback position will undoubtedly be the most watched in training camp, as the 49ers have six cornerbacks under contract including, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Tarell Brown, CB Chris Culliver, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, CB Perrish Cox, and now CB Tramaine Brock. We all know 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh loves to breed competition, and the cornerback position has plenty of it.
With Brock signing his one-year tender, it will make him an unrestricted free-agent in 2014. I do not believe Brock will be back next year, but signing him to a one-year tender all but ensures his spot on the team in 2013. The odd man out could be Cox, as he has been limited to mainly special teams since being signed as a free-agent last year. Whatever the case maybe, you can be sure the cornerback position will be full of competition, heated battles, and smack talk.
I personally, do not agree with the move, as I believe Brock is highly over-rated. He has mental lapses in coverage and is nothing more but a short-term plug. With the signing of Brock, it raises the question of whether the 49ers will target a cornerback with one of their top picks in this year’s draft.
Stay tuned as we will keep you updated, as more off-season transactions become available to us.