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RB, team mutually part ways

Originally Published: February 26, 2004
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Unable to reach a mutual agreement on new contract terms, the San Francisco 49ers cut tailback Garrison Hearst on Thursday.

The move, requested by Hearst, will provide the 49ers with about $1.5 million in salary cap room for 2004.

Hearst, 33, was scheduled to earn a $2.5 million base salary for 2004 and was due a roster bonus of $500,000 next week. Given the "acceleration" of prorated segments of a signing bonus, Hearst will still count $2 million against the San Francisco spending ...

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