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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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Patriots placed CB Tarell Brown (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Brown opened the year as New England's No. 2 corner, but was demoted to nickel duties before getting injured last week. After going unsigned until late July, 30-year-old Brown will struggle for free-agent interest next offseason. The Patriots will continue to start Logan Ryan opposite Malcolm Butler, with Justin Coleman playing in sub-packages. Oct 17 - 4:46 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots CB Tarell Brown has a "potentially serious" foot injury and is seeking a second opinion.

Brown hasn't practiced at all this week and appears extremely doubtful for Week 6 against the Colts. He started the Patriots' first two games of the season but was demoted to nickel duties last week. Logan Ryan has stepped in as New England's No. 2 corner and will likely see plenty of T.Y. Hilton on Sunday.
Oct 16 - 12:08 PM

WEEI's Christopher Price believes the Patriots No. 2 cornerback job is Tarell Brown's to lose.

Brown played well in the third preseason game on Friday night, breaking up two passes including one in the end zone. With 61 career starts to his name, Brown should offer a veteran presence opposite Super-Bowl hero Malcolm Butler.
Source: WEEI
Aug 29 - 10:54 AM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports Tarell Brown is "clearly" the Patriots' No. 2 cornerback.

Malcolm Butler is the No. 1 after having a fine offseason following his Super Bowl performance. Brown was signed in July after recovering from a late-2014 foot injury. A seasoned veteran, Brown played 1,000 snaps for the Raiders last season and has 61 games of starting experience. He's ahead of Bradley Fletcher.
Aug 21 - 11:28 AM

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.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 23 - 3:11 PM

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

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