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Trent Brown gets 49ers’ biggest performance-based bonus

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trenton Brown (77) blocks Detroit Lions defensive tackle Gabe Wright (90) during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015.
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trenton Brown (77) blocks Detroit Lions defensive tackle Gabe Wright (90) during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. AP

Tackle Trent Brown, a former seventh-round pick who played more snaps than any other 49ers offensive player in 2016, was the team’s top earner from the NFL’s performance-based pay program and veteran performance pool.

The big right tackle earned a total of $396,837.78 from the two programs, which weigh a player’s salary against his playing time. Brown played 1,089 snaps last season and earned a base salary of $525,000.

His payout was followed by receiver Quinton Patton ($203,523.16), outside linebacker Eli Harold ($190,491.20), guard Andrew Tiller ($180,228.34) and receiver Jeremy Kerley ($180,105).

The 49ers gave Kerley, their leading receiver last season, a three-year contract extension earlier this month; Patton and Tiller are free agents.

Rookies are not eligible for the veteran’s-pay portion of the program. Rashard Robinson, a fourth-round pick who started six games last season, received the biggest performance-based bonus among 49ers rookies, $177,061.39.

Here are the top 10 payouts for the 49ers when the two programs are added together:

T Trent Brown, $396,837.78

WR Quinton Patton, $203,523.16

OLB Eli Harold, $190,491.20

G Andrew Tiller, $180,228.34

WR Jeremy Kerley, $180,105.00

CB Rashard Robinson, $177,061.39

LB Nick Bellore, $176,407.72

WR Aaron Burbridge, $168,277.18

CB Keith Reaser, $146,165.17

RB Shaun Draughn, $137,434.27

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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