After losing $2 million for not participating in voluntary OTAs, Tarell Brown has hired a new agent, according to the Sports Business Journal. Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited, Brown’s newly hired agent also represents Chris Culliver.
Brown fired Brian Overstreet, his previous agent last week after he found out his losses through Twitter. He was unaware of the clause in his contract which required him to attend the OTAs back in May in order to receive the $2 million bonus.
For the 2013 season, Brown was slated to make $2.925 million but will only make $925,000 in base salary this fall.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh supported Brown and hopes something can work out for him financially. It was a rare occasion where he made an exception to talk about player contracts.
“We will explore all the options and consider all solutions,” said Harbaugh. “We just gotta do some thinking. We’re very motivated to do this because he deserves it and he’s earned it.”
The 28-year-old cornerback chose to privately workout at his home in Texas. Brown received a $7.125 million, three-year contract extension in late October 2009 that takes him through this season as he enters his contract year.
A former fifth-round draft pick in 2007, Brown became a regular starting CB in 2011 and has started all 32 games the past two seasons. He had 57 tackles and two interceptions last season.