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Keith Brooking | Linebacker | #57

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/30/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 240
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (12) / ATL
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Keith Brooking is expected to start over Joe Mays at middle linebacker on Monday night against the Chargers.
Mays was suspended for Week 4 against the Raiders, and Brooking stepped in and helped hold Darren McFadden to 34 yards on 13 carries. Mays returned to his starting role last week against the Patriots, but the Denver defense gave up a whopping 35 first-downs. So, head coach John Fox is handing the defensive quarterback reins back to the veteran Brooking. Chargers running back Ryan Mathews should have a big night. According to Pro Football Focus, Mays has excelled against the run but struggles mightily in coverage. Sun, Oct 14, 2012 09:21:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Broncos LB Keith Brooking has passed his concussion tests.

Brooking is practicing Thursday after gaining clearance from the team's doctors. He should continue to split snaps with Wesley Woodyard on the weak side.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Broncos LB Keith Brooking was forced from Sunday's game against the Patriots with a concussion, and will not return.

Brooking had three tackles before departing. Coming off a brutal 2011 with the Cowboys, Brooking played just 28 snaps through Denver's first four games. He's week-to-week.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 06:38:00 PM

Broncos signed LB Keith Brooking, formerly of the Cowboys.

Two months shy of his 37th birthday, Brooking drew no previous known interest in free agency after getting scorched both against the run and pass as a pure reserve in Dallas last season. The Broncos will be in serious trouble if Brooking sees heavy snaps while WLB D.J. Williams serves his six-game suspension. Brooking is far from a lock for a roster spot.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones suggested this week that free agent ILBs Keith Brooking and Bradie James are unlikely to return for 2012.

"They're great guys," said Jones. "Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. That's what we've got to decide." James should have an easier time finding a taker than Brooking, who wants to play one more year in his age-37 season.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 09:26:00 AM

The player rep for free agent LB Keith Brooking says his client intends to keep playing football in 2012.

Brooking, 36, lost his job to Sean Lee in 2011 and was a major liability when the Cowboys needed him late in the year. While Brooking says he's open to a reduced role and salary, it'd probably be in Dallas' best interest to move on. Fellow free agent Bradie James would be a more likely candidate to return.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 02:00:00 PM

Cowboys ILB Sean Lee will start in place of Keith Brooking on Sunday.

Brooking has started all but two games the past 10 seasons, but was limited to just one game during the preseason as he dealt with a hamstring injury. However, he is active this evening, and says he expects the Cowboys' inside linebackers to "split snaps close to even." Also making a surprise start for the Cowboys is LE Jason Hatcher, who is getting the call over Kenyon Coleman.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 07:47:00 PM

Cowboys ILB Keith Brooking practiced Tuesday for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in late July.

Sean Lee played well enough in Brooking's place that the latter's role is uncertain. The Cowboys could start Brooking, have him split snaps evenly with Lee, or use a three-man rotation including Bradie James.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 11:59:00 PM

Cowboys ILB Keith Brooking could miss two weeks of training camp with a strained hamstring.

Brooking strained the hammy while returning an interception in Friday's practice. The 35-year-old linebacker needed to stay healthy to ensure a Week 1 roster spot, so this may not bode well. 2010 second-round pick Sean Lee will work with the first team in the meantime. He is the future at Brooking's position.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 03:58:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that ILB Keith Brooking "absolutely, unequivocally" will be back for the 2011 season.

There had apparently been local speculation that the drafting of Bruce Carter could lead to Brooking's release. The 35-year-old is due $2.2 million at age 35 in the final year of his contract. He's expected to split snaps with last year's second-rounder, Sean Lee.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, May 2, 2011 02:37:00 AM

Cowboys ILB Keith Brooking says many of the team's defenders have already held informal workouts this offseason, and plan on holding something more official in the near future.

Brooking is concerned about getting the "mental aspect" of new DC Rob Ryan's more attacking style 3-4 defense down before training camp. That's obviously the right attitude, but the Cowboys are going to have a hard time picking up the nuances of Ryan's system without the man himself around.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 11:34:00 AM

NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that the Cowboys will bring back ILB Keith Brooking for the 2011 season.

Wyche cautions that Brooking will not be "an every-down player," most likely working in a rotation with 2010 second-round pick Sean Lee. Prior to this report, Brooking seemed like a prime release candidate entering his age-36 season. He racked up 97 tackles last year, but expect his stats to go down.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 07:47:00 PM

Cowboys ILB Keith Brooking, who turned 35 just a over a month ago, wants to play at least one more season.

"I feel like I've got something left in the tank," he said. "I can contribute to a team in some capacity." Brooking has shaken off nagging injuries this year to keep his consecutive games streak at 157. With rookie Sean Lee coming on of late, the Cowboys may opt to part ways with Brooking in 2011.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 01:20:00 PM

Keith Brooking played every defensive snap (56 snaps) for the Cowboys in their Week 1 matchup against the Redskins.

Brooking and LB Bradie James each played every snap. The Cowboys lack depth on both sides of the ball, and will need youngsters such as LB Sean Lee healthy to help spell their veterans down the stretch.
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Cowboys ILB Keith Brooking is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason with a mild sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder.

Brooking was injured in the first half of Saturday's preseason game, with rookie Sean Lee coming on to replace. He has some swelling in his shoulder, but it's not an injury that has the Cowboys overly concerned. Brooking's absence over the next two weeks is said to be precautionary.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 10:43:00 AM

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