The Oakland Raiders made another move Friday. This time they inked former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown. The former 5th round pick has spent his entire 7 year career across the bay in San Francisco.
Brown, who is 29 played in 13 regular-season games for the 49ers last season, starting 10, and he also started all three playoff games. He should provide an upgrade to an Oakland secondary that struggled throughout the 2013 season.
Brown signed a one year deal worth $3.5 million, all of which is guaranteed. Brown is a clear upgrade over anyone the Raiders have had at cornerback over the past few years. One would have to assume that Reggie McKenzie wanted to bring him in for a longer deal, but per Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, that is all that Brown was interested in. Perhaps hoping to have a good year and cash in on a bigger deal next season.