Cornerback Tramaine Brock didn’t play a major role on defense for the 49ers in 2012, but the team would still like to retain the restricted free agent-to-be’s services.
The team has announced that they have tendered Brock a one-year contract. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the tender is the lowest, or original round, variety. Since Brock joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2010, the tender will be for $1.323 million and the 49ers would not get a draft pick as compensation if he wound up signing somewhere else. The 49ers would have the right to match any offer for him, though.
Brock played every game for the 49ers in 2012, but saw only a handful of snaps on defense as the team’s fifth cornerback. He was a regular on their special teams units, though, and wound up with 16 tackles and a forced fumble in the regular season. He saw a bit more time on defense early in 2011 and intercepted two passes before getting knocked out of the lineup with an injury.
Safety Darcel McBath is also ticketed for restricted free agency, but there’s been no word on whether the 49ers will be tendering him as well.