Originally posted by bigmur49:
Wasn't Brown supposed to get 2 million just for working out with the team? How can he only be a 3.3 million guy?
Because he didn't live up to his contract last year, statistically, most penalized member of the secondary if not tied with Whitner. Even if he held his own on film he didn't produce any splash plays, so on and so forth.
Now the market has spoken and nobody wants him for anything close to what he thought he was worth. 9ers if they want him are now going to get cheaper than the offer they offered him midseason and he turned down.
Problem is now Brown has to realize that even if he signs a multi-year deal in SF he won't see year 2 if the 9ers plan goes accordingly. As long as Brock doesn't falter and Cully wins the #2 job (he was going to get it before he tore his ACL), Brown would be relegated to competing with Eric Wright for the slot position. We'd be drafting a rookie or two.
Unless Baalke whiffs on the pick(s) or another injury is suffered they'd be asking Brown to reduce his salary or be cut before 2015. Now he should just go to Carolina and be happy with whatever he can get.