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Ahmad Brooks | Linebacker | #55

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 259
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 3) / CIN
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Packers OLB Ahmad Brooks is week to week with a concussion.
Brooks was making his Packers debut against the Seahawks. He was ruled out after halftime. Sep 10 - 7:09 PM

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Packers signed OLB Ahmad Brooks, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Brooks was released by the 49ers last week after spending the previous nine years there. The 33-year-old started 91 games the past six seasons, finishing between six and 8.5 sacks each year. Not a dominant player off the edge by any means, Brooks is consistent and should have some gas left in the tank as a rotational piece in Green Bay. He could fill the old Julius Peppers role.
Aug 30 - 1:54 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent OLB Ahmad Brooks will visit the Packers.

Rapoport adds the Broncos are interested as well, and both teams could use some help at outside linebacker. Released by the 49ers this week, Brooks was always likely to garner early interest, and it does not seem like he will have to wait long to find a new home. Brooks has averaged six sacks a year since 2009.
Aug 27 - 2:20 PM

49ers released LB Ahmad Brooks.

As expected. The Niners were hoping to find a trade partner but weren't able to find a suitor before their self-imposed 4 PM ET deadline. Brooks is coming off a down season that saw him rate as one of the league's worst linebackers and lost his starting spot to Eli Harold. It's debatable how much the 33-year-old has left in the tank, though it shouldn't take him long to find a new home. The 11-year vet has logged 53.5 sacks over 133 NFL appearances.
Aug 25 - 4:01 PM

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers are expected to release LB Ahmad Brooks.

The Niners may wait to gauge his trade market before releasing him, but it looks like he's played his last down as a 49er. Brooks had been competing with Eli Harold for the starting job at strong side linebacker. The 33-year-old tied for the team lead with six sacks last season while earning PFF's No. 56 grade out of 59 qualifiers at 3-4 outside linebacker. He shouldn't take long to resurface.
Aug 25 - 1:56 PM

Ahmad Brooks is playing strong-side linebacker in the 49ers' new scheme.

An outside linebacker in the departing 3-4, Brooks looks to be playing a role similar to the one Vic Beasley occupies in Atlanta, playing off the ball in base and as a defensive end in nickel. 2015 third-rounder Eli Harold made the same switch this offseason and should push Brooks for the job in camp.
Jun 27 - 9:47 AM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks isn’t a lock to make final roster.

Brooks was one of the worst pass rushers in the league last year, grading near the bottom of PFF’s ratings. He's at risk of losing his starting role to 2015 third-rounder Eli Harold. The 49ers can save $4.8 million from cutting Brooks.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 04:30:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks will miss Sunday's game against the Giants.

Brooks is attending the funeral of his 40-year-old sister. Terrible news. We'd expect Brooks back in Week 6 against the Ravens.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:50:00 PM

49ers DC Eric Mangini said OLB Ahmad Brooks will play without restrictions on Monday night.

Brooks missed 11 days of training camp after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on August 26. The NFL decided not to suspend him following the charges, and the 49ers are planning to let Brooks play while the court case is pending, much like they did with Ray McDonald last season. Brooks should start at outside linebacker against the Vikings.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he expects OLB Ahmad Brooks will play Week 1.

Brooks will rejoin the team on Monday after being sent home before the third preseason game. The NFL announced earlier Saturday their investigation did not warrant placing Brooks on the commissioner's exempt list, so the 49ers will let him play while his misdemeanor sexual battery case plays out in court. San Francisco took a similar approach with Ray McDonald last season.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:40:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (legal) is not expected to practice this week.

Brooks was sent home from joint practices with the Broncos last week and missed the third preseason game after being indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges. GM Trent Baalke released a statement saying Brooks would miss the preseason game, but he did not elaborate on his future with the team. Coach Jim Tomsula called the situation "day to day."
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 07:03:00 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said in a statement OLB Ahmad Brooks will not play in the third preseason game.

"We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL," Baalke said. "Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday’s game." Baalke did not say whether Brooks would be active for the regular season opener. Brooks was indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges on Wednesday. San Francisco allowed Ray McDonald to play last season after he was accused of domestic violence.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 12:05:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has been indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges in connection with a pool party that took place last December.

Ex-teammate Ray McDonald was simultaneously indicted on charges of raping an intoxicated woman and won't play in the NFL again. The transgression of which Brooks is accused took place with the same woman McDonald allegedly raped. All of the incidents were believed to be caught on video tape. Brooks is accused of "groping" the woman while she was unconscious. McDonald is in danger of spending many years in prison. It's unclear what will become of Brooks.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 08:28:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks worked at Aldon Smith's old right outside linebacker position in the Niners' preseason opener.

With Brooks manning the weak side, Corey Lemonier handled Brooks' old strong-side duties, which largely consist of setting the edge on early downs and rushing the passer in obvious throwing situations. Lemonier is ahead of Aaron Lynch and rookie Eli Harold on the depth chart, at least for now. From a pass-rush standpoint, 31-year-old Brooks is a colossal step down from Smith.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:21:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has been named in a civil suit stemming from the incident a Ray McDonald's house last December.

Brooks is accused of touching the plaintiff in a "sexual manner" on the night she also accused McDonald of sexual assault. "We were disappointed to learn of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation," GM Trent Baalke said. Brooks had a rocky 2014 season, clashing with the coaching staff over playing time. The 49ers need him after all their defections on defense.
Thu, May 7, 2015 11:22:00 AM

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