Word out of 4949 Centennial Blvd is that Tarell Brown and his (new) agent are working on a new deal that will hopefully (for Tarell) recoup some of the $2 million he left on the table by not attending the team’s voluntary work out program. He says he doesn’t want to be a distraction, but in the same breath says he ‘hasn’t moved on’ from it. I guess that WOULD be hard to move on from, but in the end he should have been paying attention to his contract, or gotten word from his agent about it.
What makes this more interesting is that this is Brown’s contract year. His 3 year-$7 million extension he signed in 2009 is set to expire after this season. Seeing as he’s the best CB currently on the team, it would be in the Niners best interest to get this figured out fairly quickly. Tarell wants this resolved by game 1, and I think they should figure something out as well. Leaving him hanging after the money snafu would pretty much be his one-way ticket out of town.
Brown is saying the right things and insists he doesn’t want this to be a distraction. He says he’s letting his new agent handle things while he goes about his business, but the “I haven’t moved on’ remark is telling. This is a difficult time for the team where the defensive backfield is concerned. One where they had the opportunity to draft for more secondary help. But for a team with an untested Eric Wright taking over for Dashon Goldson, Donte Whitner and Carlos Rodgers slipping, an unknown in Nnamdi Asomugha, and 2nd stringers like Tre Brock, Perrish Cox, and Eric Wright waiting in the wings, you’d think the Niners would want to figure out something as well. And that was before Chris Culliver went down with a season ending knee injury.
Signing Brown should be priority #1 at this point.