Cornerback Tarell Brown fired his agent after he missed out on a $2 million salary bump because he was unaware of a clause in his contract regarding offseason workouts and it looks like his new agents will be guiding him onto the open market.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Brown said “nothing” when asked Thursday if he’s been talking to the 49ers about remaining with the team. With the negotiating window with other teams opening on Saturday, his response would suggest that Brown will be talking to other teams over the weekend.
The 49ers signed Tramaine Brock to a four-year, $14 million deal with $7 million guaranteed during the regular season and Maiocco thinks the 49ers’ best offer to Brock will be in that range. Brown has started 42 games over the last three seasons and could use the window as a chance to see if other teams place a higher value on that experience.
Eric Wright is also a free agent at cornerback for the 49ers, leaving Brock, Carlos Rogers and Chris Culliver on hand if Brown leaves.