Niners extend cornerback Tramaine Brock

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Three of the 49ers’ top cornerbacks had contracts that expired after this season.  That number is now down to two.

The team has announced that cornerback Tramaine Brock has signed a four-year extension, putting him under contract through 2017.

“Tramaine is a great example of what hard work and dedication can lead to,” 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke said in a team-issued release.  “He has taken advantage of his opportunities since signing with our team as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and has certainly earned this extension.  Extending the contracts of our young and talented players has always been, and will continue to be, one of our primary goals.”

Per multiple reports, Brock will make $16 million over four years, with $7 million guaranteed.

The decision to pay Brock could mean that Tarell Brown, who also is set to become a free agent and currently has a rib injury, could be on the way out.

Brock previously played corner on the right side in nickel situations.  If Brown can’t play, Brock will be the corner on the right side on a full-time basis.

Brown’s situation became complicated after he failed to show up for offseason workouts, triggering a $2 million drop in his 2013 base salary.  The team claimed that it didn’t alert Brown to the potential loss of money because it wasn’t aware of his situation, an excuse that no one who understands how the 49ers ordinarily operate believes.

Eric Wright also is in the final year of his contract.  Carlos Rogers is under contract beyond the current season.

18 responses to “Niners extend cornerback Tramaine Brock

  1. I doubt Rogers will be sticking around. He has a 8 million cap number and will be 33 at the start next season.

    There are plenty of upcoming free agents who are younger and can likely be had at 1/4 to 1/2 his cap number.

  2. I’m a seahawks “lifelong fan” i have only been around a year but I swear its true. My whole life revolves around 49ers posts. Go hawks

  3. Shows how dicey acquiring talent can be. Brock is a great example of how contributors can come from just about any source in the player evaluation process (tiny college 5-10 rookie free agent who probably never even went to the combine) and have success with hard work and a break or two. Not too many undrafted FA’s end up like this. On the other hand there’s plenty of first round picks who never stick, especially at corner. Look at AJ Jenkins at receiver. He’ll probably never be a starting WR and will be out of football in like two years.
    We also had a talented young corner (Cooper) who we let the Chiefs take off our practice roster, who is having a heck of a season. He’s a 6-2 corner with long arms who will be a real player for years to come. We could have paired these two in our secondary, but instead chose Nhamdi, who is unemployed right now. I think Harbaugh got involved at that point and they chose the wrong guy. Baalke has raved about the team’s FA classes the last three years and has been proven correct.
    With the draft only being seven rounds now, rookie FA’s are getting more and more important, and here’s a key: they’re cost effective for teams who have to give out Flacco-type contracts to their franchise QBs, and have limited remaining cap space as a result.
    Now, what happens after we sign these FA’s is something Baalke & Co need to clean up. We’ve let a few free agents slip away, like Cooper, who could be really helping us right now, especially at receiver and kick returner (Chris Owasu). I am glad we will be holding onto Brock though. Looks like a natural.

  4. Oh yeah Ozzie would never do that… He only made Flacco the 2nd highest paid player in the league after 4 weeks yes WEEKS of top level play after another average at best season. But yeah Ozzie would never do such a thing. Hey how is Rolando McClain workin out btw. I remember the ravens were gonna turn him all pro

  5. i hate the 49ers, but this is a nice job by resigning this guy, i was hoping they would let his contract expire and my beloved raiders could get him.
    the 49ers should be focusing on getting some receivers, crabtree is not really the truth even before the injury, he got hot at the end of last year when krapernick threw to him on every play (much like he did boldin in the beginning of the season)
    by the time they have receivers in place the offensive linemen are gonna be leaving via free agency

  6. goldrush36 says: Nov 23, 2013 7:07 AM

    I’m a seahawks “lifelong fan” i have only been around a year but I swear its true. My whole life revolves around 49ers posts. Go hawks


    Wow! Not many 12 month babies can type let alone understand football; so I kinda suspect your parents are helping you, but if you tell me you change your own diapers, I’ll buy it. Go HAWKS!

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