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Tarell Brown | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas
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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss considers new Patriots CB Tarell Brown a contender for a starting job.
Brown was largely ineffective in 1,000 snaps for the Raiders last season, but has started at least 10 games each of the past four seasons. He brings a veteran presence and 11 career picks to a cornerback corps in the midst of a complete renovation. Regardless of whether or not he earns the title of "starter," we doubt Brown pushes the 1,000-snap mark in New England. Jul 23 - 3:11 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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Patriots agreed to terms with CB Tarell Brown on a one-year contract.

It's a nice addition for a depleted Patriots secondary that lost Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Alfonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington this offseason. If Brown's surgically-repaired foot is right, he should give oft-burned former Eagle Bradley Fletcher a run at training camp. Brown, who turned 30 in January, was a starter in San Francisco's secondary before joining the Raiders last year.
Jul 23 - 12:47 PM

The Ravens have interest in free agent CB Tarell Brown.

Brown was an every-down starter with Oakland prior to going down last year, but has health concerns coming off his 2014 foot surgery. 30-year-old Brown would give Baltimore veteran insurance behind Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb.
Jun 20 - 6:32 PM

Free agent CB Tarell Brown visited the Patriots on Tuesday.

It's Brown's second Pats visit of the offseason. The 30-year-old veteran played 1,000 snaps for the Raiders last season, but would still have to compete for a starting job for a team remaking its secondary.
May 19 - 7:55 PM

Raiders placed CB Tarell Brown on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

Brown had been the one constant of a surprisingly competent Raiders' secondary in 2014, logging 1000 snaps across 14 games. A free agent this offseason, Brown should be able to find a starting job for 2015. T.J. Carrie will slide into the starting lineup with Brown sidelined.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Raiders RCB Tarell Brown (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Brown aggravated an existing foot condition against the 49ers last week. He got in a limited practice Friday, but was reportedly moving gingerly. Brown has struggled at times this season, but he has been the Raiders' most consistent corner. T.J. Carrie would get the start opposite D.J. Hayden if Brown cannot go.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Raiders signed CB Tarell Brown to a one-year, $3.5 million fully guaranteed deal.

The 49ers were reportedly offering a three-year, $10 million deal, but Brown decided to bet on himself and take the one-year offer. Brown will pencil in as the starter opposite D.J. Hayden. He should have plenty of chances to prove his worth before taking another run at free agency next offseason.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:33:00 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are willing to give free agent CB Tarell Brown a three-year, $10 million contract.

It's nickel back money, but the market hasn't been hot for Brown since free agency began. He's only been lightly connected to the Dolphins. Per 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco, San Francisco "might" be able to land Walter Thurmond for a one-year, $2 million pact, which would be a savvy get by GM Trent Baalke.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:31:00 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are interested in free agent CBs Tarell Brown and Walter Thurmond III.

Miami is in need of a starter opposite Brent Grimes after losing Nolan Carroll to the Eagles. They reportedly have a lot of faith in second-year CB Jamar Taylor but want to add a veteran to the mix. Brown's market has been nonexistent.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Free agent CB Tarell Brown says he hasn't had any contract discussions with the 49ers.

Specifically asked what kind of talks he's had with the 49ers, Brown replied "nothing." It directly contradicts a Wednesday report that the team was "making a push" to re-sign Brown before he hit the open market. With only 48 hours to go until Brown can begin talking with other teams, it's a safe bet he reaches free agency.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 02:18:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the 49ers are "making a push" to re-sign free agent CB Tarell Brown prior to the start of free agency.

Brown just turned 29 in January and has started 42 games for the 49ers the past three seasons. He's spent his entire seven-year career in San Francisco and is still a productive corner on the outside. Brown is our No. 9 free-agent corner. He shouldn't command much more than $4-5 million annually.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 04:14:00 PM

The 49ers paid free agent CB Tarell Brown $300,000 late last season as a "good-will gesture" after he unknowingly forfeited $2 million by skipping the team's offseason program.

The $2 million mistake was on Brown's agent, not the Niners. The good-will gesture suggests San Francisco still envisions Brown as part of its long-term plan. Brown, 29, is a quality starter and fits the 49ers' free agency profile as a player worth paying because he was developed in-house. Perhaps the club will offer Brown a deal similar to Tramaine Brock's (four years, $16 million).
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 01:26:00 PM

49ers CB Tarell Brown is expected to test free agency.

Brown, 29, was the 49ers' No. 2 cornerback for most of the season, finishing with 32 tackles and 10 pass deflections over 13 games. Rather than re-sign Brown, San Francisco gave Tramaine Brock a four-year $16 million extension in November, but they haven't completely closed the door on bringing him back for 2014.'s Bill Williamson believes Brown would have to settle for a team-friendly deal to return.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 03:05:00 PM

49ers RCB Tarell Brown returned from his rib injury in Week 15.

He played outside in nickel situations, with Tramaine Brock remaining the starter opposite Carlos Rogers. Brown figures to get his starting job back, although Brock has been outstanding in his absence. The 49ers' defense is now at full strength, which is a scary prospect for the rest of the league.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:11:00 PM

49ers RCB Tarell Brown's Week 11 rib injury was originally diagnosed as a 4-6 week ordeal.

The Niners' organization has instructed Brown to not reveal the injury's full extent, but he's going to miss a third straight game in Week 14 and will likely miss Week 15, as well. The 49ers will keep starting Tramaine Brock.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:01:00 PM

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