When the Broncos traded veteran corner Aqib Talib to Los Angeles, it became almost imperative that they in turn signed another veteran corner.
Wednesday, they found that guy.
Former Vikings and 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock agreed to a one-year contract with the Broncos worth up to $4 million with incentives, according to NFL sources, providing depth on Denver’s secondary as it moves into the future with veterans Chris Harris and Bradley Roby.
A Mississippi native and eight-year NFL veteran, Brock signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010, when Vance Joseph was the 49ers’ defensive backs coach, and spent his first seven seasons with the team, totaling 162 tackles, 11 interceptions, two fumble recoveries and 43 pass-breakups in 80 games, as well as 16 special-teams tackles. In his final two seasons with the 49ers, he was moved into a starting role and was highly productive with a team-high 25 pass-breakups and four picks in that span. He was released in April 2017 after he was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in California. (The case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence and Brock did not face punishment from the NFL.)