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 in the NFL’s Performance Base Pay program.

The big right tackle earned an extra $73,123.24 based on a formula that weighs a player’s salary against playing time. Brown played 1,089 snaps last season and earned a base salary of $525,000. His performance-based payout was followed by receiver Quinton Patton ($46,767.24), receiver Jeremy Kerley ($46,174.60) and linebacker Nick Bellore ($45,015.77)

The 49ers gave Kerley, their leading receiver last season, a three-year contract extension earlier this month. Patton and Bellore are free agents who have yet to sign with any team.

Atlanta cornerback Brian Poole was given the biggest sum of any player, $372,000. Poole played 1,044 snaps this past season for the Falcons. He had a base salary of $450,000, according to players union records. The cash bonuses do not affect a team’s salary cap.

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