49ers may let Tarell Brown walk in free agency after this season

According to Matt Barrows if the Sacramento Bee, it looks like the San Francisco 49ers will let cornerback Tarell Brown walk in free agency after this coming season.

The 49ers typically sign players to extensions well before they become free agents. That Brown is entering his contract year likely signals that the 49ers already have decided they can afford to part ways with him in March. That’s a shame. With little fanfare, Brown has evolved into a trusted starter and is perhaps the best cover corner on the team right now. At 5-10, 190 pounds, Brown is not the big, aggressive press cornerback that is all the rage in the NFL right now. Perhaps that’s the direction the 49ers are heading at the position and perhaps it’s why Brown doesn’t appear to be in their future.

The 28 year-old Brown is a good player, but the Niners may not feel like it’s worth it for them to hold on to him past this season.  As we all know, teams can only afford to keep so many players with the salary cap.