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    49ers CB Tarell Brown missed out on $2 million in the worst way possible

    Blame the agent. It’s all his fault.

    By SIMON SAMANO – July 26, 2013 at 2:18am EDT

    49ers cornerback Tarell Brown. (Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports)

    All Tarell Brown had to do was show up and work out with his team. Lift some weights, run some sprints, go through some drills, and then the San Francisco 49ers would’ve owed their starting cornerback $2 million extra in base salary thanks to an escalator in his contract.

    The only problem is that Brown’s agent, Brian Overstreet, massively failed him (emphasis on massively).

    How? Well, Overstreet apparently never relayed to his client that, in order to receive the $2 million, he was contractually obligated to work out with the Niners during their offseason program. So because Brown didn’t honor his contract, he forfeits the money and instead will make just $925,000.

    From The Associated Press on Thursday:

    Brown had been due to earn $2.925 million in salary for the 2013 season. The 28-year-old Brown, who is entering his contract year and currently without an agent, worked out on his own this offseason —something he said he has routinely done.

    Had he known about the $2 million, he would have done things differently.

    “No one wants to leave money on the table,” Brown said. “If I would have known the clauses in my contract — that’s what agents get paid to do, to orchestrate the contract and to let you know what you can and can’t do as far as workouts and OTAs and things of that sort. That’s what he got paid to do. He didn’t do that, so in my opinion you have to be let go. We all are held accountable for our actions. This is part of the business.”

    Brown was still in shock after the Niners’ initial training camp practice, having known about the issue for only a matter of hours.

    You think?

    As the AP noted, Brown swiftly fired his agent upon learning about the lost money — he found out on Twitter, mind you —and we can’t imagine Brown broke the news gently

    LMAO! Ops! Thats a huge mistake for an agent.
    Go Rivers!

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    What we learned from NFL training camps Thursday

    Gregg Rosenthal Around The League Editor +Follow on Twitter 745 SHARE

    The city changed. The contract definitely changed. The drama surrounding Percy Harvin has not changed.

    On a frenzied late July day of NFL news, Harvin's potential hip surgery could be the news item with the most lasting impact on the 2013 season. Like so many Harvin stories, this one doesn't sound simple.

    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks' team doctor did not recommend surgery for Harvin after the wide receiver suffered a slight tear in his labrum during a workout last week. But Harvin has chosen to seek a second opinion, and coach Pete Carroll admits surgery is an option. The Seahawks want Harvin to rehab the injury.

    A second opinion never is a good thing. Considering Harvin's often-contentious history with the Minnesota Vikings over medical treatment, this could be just the beginning of this story.

    It's not normally like this

    Within a short period Thursday, Harvin's hip surgery news leaked out, Matt Ryan agreed to a $103.75 million contract extension,John Abraham signed with the Arizona Cardinals,a few first-round rookies were signed and a former first-round draft pick (Jamaal Anderson) also signed. It's July 25.

    This came on the same day Tom Brady addressed Aaron Hernandez's murder charge for the first time and surveillance photos were revealed that appeared to show Hernandez holding a gun. Two NFL players suddenly retired Thursday.

    I was a little late coming home from work and told my wife it was a crazy news day. She barely follows football but responded: "Guys always tear something on the first day of training camp. You always say it's busy."

    But I swear it's not normally like this.

    The retirements

    1. Ryan Swope's story is a sad one. The sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M retired from the Cardinals without ever taking a practice snap in the NFL. The wide receiver suffered a setback from a concussion he suffered in college and chose his long-term health over big short-term risks. It's a new era in the NFL when it comes to concussions. We wish Swope the best.

    2. Sedrick Ellis made more than $30 million on his rookie contract after being taken No. 7 overall by the New Orleans Saints in 2008. That's more than Andrew Luck will make on his rookie deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Perhaps that's why Ellis suddenly retired Thursday, rather than play this season for $1 million with the Chicago Bears. The Bears replaced Ellis with another disappointing first rounder: Anderson.

    Elvis Dumervil's agent is off the hook

    Somehow, Dumervil's fax fiasco will not go down as the biggest agent blunder of the year.

    The guys on the sideline

    1. An incomplete list of players placed on the active/PUP list Thursday includes Houston Texans stars Arian Foster and Ed Reed. Foster isn't expected to be out too long, but he has been struggling with a calf injury. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is battling a foot injury. Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris remains out after surgery to remove a cyst.

    2. Rapoport reported that Washington Redskins second-year pro Keenan Robinson is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The fourth-round pick from 2012 also missed nearly all of last season with an injury to the other pectoral.

    3. Multiple reports in New York suggest that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) might not be ready for Week 1. Meanwhile, Jets running back Joe McKnight failed his conditioning test for the second time in his career. The McDonald's diet strikes again.

    4. Bryant McKinnie showed up to Baltimore Ravens camp overweight and can't practice yet. I really could have copied and pasted these last two items from previous years.

    5. Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned to the practice field after passing his conditioning test.

    "I took it just about like when I took the ACT," Jones said, via the Ravens' official website. "Eventually, I passed it."

    6. Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason (knee surgery) said he might not practice at all during training camp.

    7. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd technically isn't on the sideline because he's not in training camp at all. The unsigned franchise player does not plan to show up to camp on time, Rapoport reported.

    And now, a word from Steve Smith

    "I'm more at the point now where if I was a female and 35, I'm looking to get pregnant and married tomorrow," the Panthers wide receiver said, via The Charlotte Observer. "So sense of urgency i
    Go Rivers!

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    • #3
      Loved reading THIS one in particular:

      "4. Bryant McKinnie showed up to Baltimore Ravens camp overweight and can't practice yet."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Maverick View Post
        Loved reading THIS one in particular:

        "4. Bryant McKinnie showed up to Baltimore Ravens camp overweight and can't practice yet."

        Harbaugh: "He needs to lose weight. My guess is he lost quite a bit today"

        My guess is he shed 10lbs of water weight yesterday. Must've been fun.
        Hashtag thepowderblues

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        • #5
          Originally posted by oneinchpunch View Post
          Harbaugh: "He needs to lose weight. My guess is he lost quite a bit today"

          My guess is he shed 10lbs of water weight yesterday. Must've been fun.
          #pissed10lbsforgreatness
          Dean Spanos Should Get Ass Cancer Of The Ass!
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          • #6
            This is a good sticky thread IMO.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mister Hoarse View Post
              #pissed10lbsforgreatness
              Bryant McKinnie noticeably gassed in his first practice, winded, bending forward at the waist, beat consistently off the snap. Rough day
              Hashtag thepowderblues

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              • #8
                So TT was right in NOT persueing McKinnie aggressively?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stinky Wizzleteats+ View Post
                  What we learned from NFL training camps Thursday

                  Gregg Rosenthal Around The League Editor +Follow on Twitter 745 SHARE

                  The city changed. The contract definitely changed. The drama surrounding Percy Harvin has not changed.

                  On a frenzied late July day of NFL news, Harvin's potential hip surgery could be the news item with the most lasting impact on the 2013 season. Like so many Harvin stories, this one doesn't sound simple.

                  NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks' team doctor did not recommend surgery for Harvin after the wide receiver suffered a slight tear in his labrum during a workout last week. But Harvin has chosen to seek a second opinion, and coach Pete Carroll admits surgery is an option. The Seahawks want Harvin to rehab the injury.

                  A second opinion never is a good thing. Considering Harvin's often-contentious history with the Minnesota Vikings over medical treatment, this could be just the beginning of this story.

                  It's not normally like this

                  Within a short period Thursday, Harvin's hip surgery news leaked out, Matt Ryan agreed to a $103.75 million contract extension,John Abraham signed with the Arizona Cardinals,a few first-round rookies were signed and a former first-round draft pick (Jamaal Anderson) also signed. It's July 25.

                  This came on the same day Tom Brady addressed Aaron Hernandez's murder charge for the first time and surveillance photos were revealed that appeared to show Hernandez holding a gun. Two NFL players suddenly retired Thursday.

                  I was a little late coming home from work and told my wife it was a crazy news day. She barely follows football but responded: "Guys always tear something on the first day of training camp. You always say it's busy."

                  But I swear it's not normally like this.

                  The retirements

                  1. Ryan Swope's story is a sad one. The sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M retired from the Cardinals without ever taking a practice snap in the NFL. The wide receiver suffered a setback from a concussion he suffered in college and chose his long-term health over big short-term risks. It's a new era in the NFL when it comes to concussions. We wish Swope the best.

                  2. Sedrick Ellis made more than $30 million on his rookie contract after being taken No. 7 overall by the New Orleans Saints in 2008. That's more than Andrew Luck will make on his rookie deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Perhaps that's why Ellis suddenly retired Thursday, rather than play this season for $1 million with the Chicago Bears. The Bears replaced Ellis with another disappointing first rounder: Anderson.

                  Elvis Dumervil's agent is off the hook

                  Somehow, Dumervil's fax fiasco will not go down as the biggest agent blunder of the year.

                  The guys on the sideline

                  1. An incomplete list of players placed on the active/PUP list Thursday includes Houston Texans stars Arian Foster and Ed Reed. Foster isn't expected to be out too long, but he has been struggling with a calf injury. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is battling a foot injury. Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris remains out after surgery to remove a cyst.

                  2. Rapoport reported that Washington Redskins second-year pro Keenan Robinson is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The fourth-round pick from 2012 also missed nearly all of last season with an injury to the other pectoral.

                  3. Multiple reports in New York suggest that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) might not be ready for Week 1. Meanwhile, Jets running back Joe McKnight failed his conditioning test for the second time in his career. The McDonald's diet strikes again.

                  4. Bryant McKinnie showed up to Baltimore Ravens camp overweight and can't practice yet. I really could have copied and pasted these last two items from previous years.

                  5. Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned to the practice field after passing his conditioning test.

                  "I took it just about like when I took the ACT," Jones said, via the Ravens' official website. "Eventually, I passed it."

                  6. Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason (knee surgery) said he might not practice at all during training camp.

                  7. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd technically isn't on the sideline because he's not in training camp at all. The unsigned franchise player does not plan to show up to camp on time, Rapoport reported.

                  And now, a word from Steve Smith

                  "I'm more at the point now where if I was a female and 35, I'm looking to get pregnant and married tomorrow," the Panthers wide receiver said, via The Charlotte Observer. "So sense of urgency i
                  Gregg Rosenthal should find somebody to help him with his organizational skills.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maverick View Post
                    Loved reading THIS one in particular:

                    "4. Bryant McKinnie showed up to Baltimore Ravens camp overweight and can't practice yet."

                    Why? Wasn't he our first choice for LT after we got shut out in the draft???

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                    • #11
                      @evansilva: Rough. RT @JordanRaanan I'm hearing #eagles WR Jeremy Maclin believes it is an ACL tear. Tough break for Eagles and WR on last year of deal.

                      Meachum!!

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                      • #12
                        Keep them wr injuries on other teams coming.
                        Moving to LA is not a good business decision, it’s a death sentence.

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