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Ahmad Brooks | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 259
College: Virginia
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49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has restructured his contract.
The specifics are unknown, but Brooks reportedly shed over $2 million off his 2014 cap number. We'd imagine a good chunk of his $4.25 million salary has been converted into a bonus that can be prorated over the final four years of his deal. Brooks has started every game of the Jim Harbaugh era in San Francisco. Jul 29 - 6:57 PM

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49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (illness) is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Brooks missed practice on Wednesday, but his status was never in doubt. The probable tag confirms he'll be all systems go for Sunday's NFC Championship.
Jan 17 - 7:10 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (illness) returned to practice Thursday.

Brooks didn't practice Wednesday, but was cleared to participate in Thursday's walk-through. He's in no danger of missing Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Jan 16 - 5:03 PM

The league is still reviewing 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks' alleged assault of teammate Lamar Divens even though the Santa Clara DA's office has decided not to pursue charges.

It's doubtful Brooks will face punishment, but it wouldn't be stunning if an increasingly-image conscious NFL imposed a fine or one-game suspension. The former is much more likely than the latter.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 12:33:00 PM

The Santa Clara District Attorney's office has decided not to pursue assault charges against 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks.

Brooks allegedly hit teammate Lamar Divens repeatedly over the head with a beer bottle in a fit of rage while drunk back on June 8. Divens initially wanted to press charges, but the two later resolved the matter and figured it was best to squash it. Then, the Santa Clara DA stepped in and reviewed the case. Charges will not be filed, and this should be the last we hear of the incident.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 05:56:00 PM

The Santa Clara District Attorney's office is "close" to deciding if it will file assault charges against 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks.

A drunken Brooks allegedly hit teammate Lamar Divens repeatedly over the head with a beer bottle. Divens initially wanted to press charges, but changed his mind five days after the incident. "He said this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it," according to the documents obtained by the San Jose Mercury News. Two 49ers rookies, Mike Purcell and Lawrence Okoye, reportedly witnessed the incident.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:16:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks allegedly assaulted teammate Lamar Divens on June 8.

Brooks allegedly struck Divens three times in the head with a beer bottle, and then punched him in the face during an argument over car keys outside Brooks' home. Divens, a journeyman defensive tackle, was left bloodied and needed three stitches. The alleged attack was witnessed by two other 49ers, rookies Mike Purcell and Lawrence Okoye. At the time, Divens said he wanted to press charges and a warrant for Brooks was issued. Divens has since changed his mind and now the District Attorney is debating whether to press charges. The 49ers gave Brooks a six-year, $37 million contract last year despite off-field issues dating back to his time with the Bengals and at the University of Virginia.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 08:15:00 AM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks' 2013 salary has de-escalated from $4.3 million to $2.7 million because he "did not meet certain requirements."

Those "certain requirements" included playing 93.2 percent of the 49ers' defensive snaps, and San Francisco winning 12 games. It's rough stuff for a player who had a big season, notching 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception. Going on 29, Brooks graded out as the No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings after being No. 22 a season ago. Brooks is signed through 2017.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 01:12:00 PM

A source tells ProFootballTalk.com that OLB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) will play in Sunday's Super Bowl.

As expected. Brooks has a mere Grade 1 sprain of his AC joint and could have played last week if there was a game. The standout all-around outside 'backer had 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown during the regular season.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:11:00 AM

49ers OLBs Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) and Aldon Smith (shoulder) were both limited in Wednesday's practice.

Brooks is dealing with a Grade 1 sprain to his AC joint, but he said he could have played if there was a game last week. So, you can bet Brooks will be out there for the Super Bowl. Smith is in no danger of missing, either.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 08:55:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 AC sprain in his shoulder.

Grade 1 is the mildest degree of sprain. Brooks confirmed he could have played last Sunday if there were a game and he's unlikely to be limited at all in this week's Super Bowl.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:45:00 AM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) has been playing through a dislocated finger.

Brooks suffered the injury all the way back in training camp. However, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco assures there's "no question" Brooks will suit up for next week's Super Bowl. Brooks graded out as the No. 5 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He may need an offseason operation or two.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 03:11:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

Brooks sat out the first two days of the week and was limited to riding a stationary bike. He joins fellow edge rusher Aldon Smith (shoulder) on the practice field as they sport black no-contact jerseys. You can count on both Brooks and Smith playing in the Super Bowl.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 05:21:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) did not practice again on Thursday.

Fellow OLB Aldon Smith (shoulder) was limited again for the second straight day, wearing a black no-contact jersey. Neither injury is believed to be serious, and we wouldn't worry about it too much during the bye week leading up to the Super Bowl. Brooks and Smith combined for 26 sacks this season, but neither has found the quarterback in the playoffs.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 05:29:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Brooks missed a few plays in the NFC Championship Game, but was able to finish it out. The injury doesn't appear serious as he was spotted without any kind of brace Wednesday. The second-team All-Pro selection compiled 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles during the regular season.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 08:29:00 AM

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