Last week San Francisco 49ers defensive back Tarell Brown fired his agent after losing $2 million of his base salary due to his failure to participate in the Niners offseason program. Today, Brown has hired a new agent, Joel Segal, who represents 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey and fellow defensive back Chris Culliver.
Earlier in the week, Niners Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said the 49ers had no knowledge of the contract stipulation or they would have notified Brown and his agent (highly unlikely), but he hoped a solution could be met between the two sides. The easiest solution is for the Niners and Brown to reach a contract extension. The Niners only have Culliver and Carlos Rogers under contract for next year at the cornerback position – and Rogers has been rumored to potentially being cut because of his big cap number the next two years.
According to us here at Niner Noise, Brown is the second most underrated 49er and a contract extension would be good for both sides. Brown, 28, is eager to earn his money back and the Niners may be able to sign him to a contract that is front-loaded for this year. Keeping your best corner on the roster for the foreseeable future is always a good savvy move.
The Niners have to be wise with their cap space with looming contract extensions for Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith and Michael Crabtree who are expected to get a lot of money in the next year or two. The Niners have to be conscientious of keeping their players, while not crippling their ability to sign the young, talented players on their roster. That is the main reason the Niners could not re-sign Dashon Goldson when he signed a lucrative free agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.