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papz 07-25-2013 10:49 AM

49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
The San Francisco 49ers have picked up an additional $2 million of salary cap space as a result of one of their players opting to not participate in the team's voluntary offseason workout program.

Cornerback Tarell Brown had triggered a $2 million escalator to his 2013 base salary and was scheduled to earn $2.925 million in the final year of his contract. However, since Brown opted to do his offseason training at his home in Texas, instead of participating in the 49ers' workout program in Santa Clara, Calif., that escalator has voided and his base salary has returned to his original $925,000, a source with knowledge of Brown's contract details confirmed to "Shutdown Corner". Brown was also scheduled to receive a $75,000 workout bonus, but that has vanished, as well.

As of Wednesday, July 24, the 49ers were $7.4 million under their adjusted cap number of $125.773 million.

Brown, a 2007 fifth-round pick out of the University of Texas, had signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers midway through the 2009 season. Brown has emerged as a starter over the last 32 regular season games, totaling 97 tackles, six interceptions and 29 passes defensed while playing in 98.3 percent of the 49ers' 2,074 defensive snaps. Brown also has a pair of interceptions in five playoff games over the last two seasons.

Though Brown skipped the voluntary portion of the workout program, he did participate in the 49ers' mandatory minicamp in June. Prior to those workouts, Brown explained to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group that he was going to leave it up to his agent on whether or not to hold out of training camp to get a new contract and gave his reason for skipping the voluntary OTAs.

Y! SPORTS

Not the smartest agent player duo. Sure the 49ers need him, but what if they play hard ball and don't re-work his contract?

SmashMouth 07-25-2013 11:00 AM

Re: 49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
Darwin at work yet again.

K Major 07-25-2013 11:58 AM

Re: 49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
He probably wants a long term deal out there in the Bay. He would look good in black and gold and yes I know... we can't afford him.

papz 07-26-2013 07:24 AM

Re: 49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown lost a $2 million escalator in his base salary for this season.

Why? He didn't participate in a voluntary offseason conditioning program, which caused his base salary to dip to $925,000 from $2.925 million. The 49ers now are $7.436 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million.

Brown indicated to reporters that he gained knowledge of the snafu via Twitter.

So, his reaction was to fire agent Brian Overstreet.

“That’s what agents get paid to do, to orchestrate the contract and let you know what you can and can’t do as far as workouts, OTAs, things of that sort,” Brown said. “That’s what he got paid to do. He didn’t do that. So, in my opinion, you have to be let go. We all are held accountable for our actions and it’s just part of the business.”

Although Brown said Overstreet inquired with team officials to try to get back some of the money lost in a three-year, $7.125 million contract, he doesn't sound hopeful. Pray for me," he said.

Brown acknowledged that it detracted from his focus a bit today. Not hard to see why. It's a lot of money.

“There’s no love lost,” Brown said. “For me, I always want to be a professional in everything that I do. And I think I’ve done that so far throughout my career. It’s an unfortunate situation. I’m going to take it in stride and get better. And learn from this.

“It definitely was hard to concentrate just because my mind was somewhere else,” Brown said. “But this is a business. And I understand that. And I have a job to do. The 49ers are paying me to do a job. I have to come out here, regardless of what’s going on off the field, personal or financial. I have to do what’s best for the team.”

49ers' Tarell Brown fires agent after losing $2 million in base salary | National Football Post

Saw that coming. You knew there was going to backlash once people found out. Embarrassing.

Crusader 07-26-2013 01:30 PM

Re: 49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
So what the dumb effing c*nt is sayin is that he is stupid enought´to sign a contract without readning and understanding it. I don't feel sorry for him.

QBREES9 07-29-2013 12:46 AM

Re: 49ers CB Tarell Brown voids $2 million base salary escalator by skipping offseason workout program
 
I wish I had 2 million dollars to throw away.


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