In Raiders rumors this afternoon--the Oakland Raiders' much-maligned secondary just received a solid boost from their neighbors across the Bay.
According to Vic Tafur, Raiders beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders have just signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown to a full guaranteed deal--
CB Tarell Brown gets 1-year deal for $3.5 mil, guaranteed, per source. #Raiders
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 14, 2014
The Oakland Raiders had been rumored to be in on several big-name secondary options, not the least of which was newly-minted New England Patriot Darrelle Revis. However, the Oakland Raiders found a cost-effective replacement in the 29-year-old Brown.
Brown had spent his entire seven-year NFL career in San Francisco before deciding to make the commute across the Bay Bridge on Friday. The San Francisco 49ers were rumored to be offering Brown a 3-year, $10 million deal--yet, it seems that the fully guaranteed contract was just the ticket to persuade Tarell Brown to join Raider Nation.
Brown appeared in just 13 regular season games for the San Francisco 49ers, starting ten. The previous two seasons, Brown started all 32 regular season contests with the 49ers, adding six interceptions along the way.
Tarell Brown did not post an interception in 2013. He did, however, finish with 38 tackles in limited on-field time, along with forcing two fumbles.
The Oakland Raiders are counting on a healthy Brown to help round out a defense which is undergoing a serious revamping with the signings of both DE Justin Tuck and soon-to-be DE Lamarr Woodley.