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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 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. Dec 11 - 5:27 PM

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49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks did not play in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Oakland after missing a defensive meeting Tuesday.

Brooks' rocky season continues. Just a couple weeks after quitting on the team during a game because of playing-time reduction, he now gets back into the doghouse. "They have their plan of what they want to do and all I can do as a player is just abide by the rules," Brooks said Sunday. "No, I do not agree. I'm just a player, I'm just a number, you know what I mean?" Brooks signed a six-year, $37M contract with the 49ers in February of 2012.
Dec 8 - 9:51 AM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks apologized for lashing out at DL coach Jim Tomsula during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Frustrated with his playing time, Brooks took it out on Tomsula and ended up quitting on the 49ers at the Meadowlands. He's since apologized and been given a reprieve for his actions, unlike Ben Tate and LeGarrette Blount. Brooks will move forward as part of a fearsome three-man pass-rushing rotation with Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 20 - 8:53 AM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says "everything is worked out" with OLB Ahmad Brooks, and that Brooks will play in Week 12.

Pouting about being a part of a rotation, Brooks pulled himself out of Sunday's win over the Giants. Tensions have apparently been smoothed, however. Brooks is still going to see heavy playing time. He has 20 tackles and four sacks this season, and started 10-of-10 games.
Nov 17 - 3:52 PM

A source tells FOX Sports that 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks benched himself during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Brooks believed he should be playing every snap and didn't want to be part of a rotation. So when he was rotated out in favor of Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch, he went to the bench and took his cleats off. Just a few weeks ago, FOX reported that Brooks was nearly dealt to the Browns. The 30-year-old, one-time Pro Bowler had four sacks and 20 tackles in the first nine games of the year.
Nov 16 - 9:30 PM

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports the 49ers were close to dealing OLB Ahmad Brooks to the Browns before the trade deadline.

With Aldon Smith due back from suspension soon and rookie Aaron Lynch playing well, the 49ers may view the 30-year-old Brooks as expendable. San Francisco could save $4.1 million against the 2015 salary cap by cutting Brooks following the season. Brooks has three sacks and five hurries in 364 defensive snaps this season.
Nov 2 - 2:19 PM

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

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

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