Tarell Brown has taken a positive step in his bid to recoup his $2 million in forfeited base salary: The 49ers cornerback has hired a new agent.

Six days after Brown fired Brian Overstreet for not altering him to a lucrative escalator clause in his contract he hired prominent NFL agent Joel Segal the Sports Business Journal reported. Segal also represents another 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey who signed a two-year $6 million deal with the team on the second day of free agency in March.

Brown 28 a starter the last two seasons is scheduled to make $925000 this season after he unknowingly forfeited $2 million for not attending the team’s voluntary workouts in the offseason. The minimum salary for a player with Brown’s six years of experience is $715000.

Last week Jim Harbaugh said the 49ers weren’t aware of the clause in Brown’s contract and wanted to resolve the snafu.