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Conflicting reports on 49ers-Tarell Brown contract negotiations

The 49ers are reportedly close to a contract extension with cornerback Tarell Brown. We break down the news. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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Fooch's Update: Matt Maiocco is reporting two sources have told him that there have been no recent negotiations toward a contract extension for Tarell Brown. We officially have conflicting information with what Jason LaCanfora reported. This is not exactly shocking.

CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora is reporting the San Francisco 49ers are close to a contract extension with cornerback Tarell Brown. A league source has informed LaCanfora that a deal should be done this month.

During the offseason, Brown voided a $2 million salary escalator when he skipped the offseason workout program. The absence was reportedly an oversight by Brown's agent, and Brown subsequently fired his agent and hired Joel Segal.

Since that situation went down, there has been discussion about the money, and how the 49ers might make it right. While in London, Trent Baalke told 49ers media the team was going to do their best to make the situation right so that Brown would feel he is being treated fairly by the organization.

LaCanfora's report now indicates that the deal would allow Brown to recoup the $2 million "in the form of upfront money and future salaries." Assuming this deal gets completed, it will be interesting to see what kind of give and take there is on Brown's side. Perhaps he takes a little less overall, or structures it in a slightly more team-friendly manner?

The 49ers head into this offseason with an assortment of questions at cornerback. If Brown is re-signed, the 49ers will head into the offseason with Brown, Chris Culliver, Darryl Morris and Carlos Rogers signed for 2014. Next season, Rogers has a base salary of $6.25 million, so it is safe to say he will either need to renegotiate his contract, or be released.

As for the impending free agents? Nnamdi Asomugha could be gone before this season ends. Perrish Cox is a restricted free agent, and I expect the 49ers to tender him as such. Eric Wright will be a free agent, but depending on how the second half of the season goes, it sounds like he could be re-signed.

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