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Ahmad Brooks | Linebacker | #55

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 259
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 3) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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

Brooks was one 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

49ers coach Jim Tomsula hasn't considered moving Ahmad Brooks to inside linebacker.

The Niners are searching high and low for players to replace Patrick Willis and Chris Borland at inside linebacker. Brooks entered the league as an inside linebacker with Cincinnati but hasn't lined up there since joining the 49ers in 2008. With Brooks likely to stay on the outside, Navorro Bowman and Michael Wilhoite could open the year as San Francisco's starting inside linebackers.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 12:37:00 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke promised Wednesday that OLB Ahmad Brooks will be on the 2015 roster.

Put simply, they need him. Aldon Smith is an off-field headache, and Aaron Lynch isn't yet ready for a full-time role, though he probably will be soon. 31 years old now, Brooks was benched for disciplinary reasons late last season and has a tumultuous history with new coach Jim Tomsula. Brooks still registered six sacks across just 13 games while playing passable run defense.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 08:30:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows considers it "more likely" the 49ers release OLB Ahmad Brooks than Aldon Smith.

The 49ers have one of the worst cap situations in the league, as they're currently projected to be about $6 million over the expected $142 million threshold. Brooks carries a $7.055 million cap hit, but the 49ers would clear just $1.5 million by releasing him. Cutting Smith would save $9.754 million. Second-year OLB Aaron Lynch is expected to be a starter after a strong rookie season.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 10:33:00 AM

The 49ers are considered "not likely" to retain OLB Ahmad Brooks for 2015.

Brooks is owed $7.3 million in salary and bonuses, and endured more disciplinary problems during the 2014 season. New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan acquired Brooks as a waiver claim in 2008. Washington seems likely to let go of free agent Brian Orakpo, perhaps opening a job for Brooks opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 02:42:00 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks is expected to return to the starting lineup against the Seahawks after being benched for disciplinary reasons in Week 14.

"It was difficult to do, but it was an easy decision," DC Vic Fangio said of Brooks' benching on Thursday. "He missed an entire meeting on Tuesday and was 20 minutes late on Wednesday." Brooks is having a bizarre season off the field, and hasn't been terribly effective on it. Going on 31, Brooks is due a non-guaranteed $6 million in 2015.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:27:00 PM

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