Brooks (personal) returned to the field Thursday, recording five tackles (two solo) and a pair of sacks in the loss to Seattle. Brooks had missed last week's contest to attend the funeral of his sister. He returned Thursday and the extra rest seemed to have given the veteran linebacker a boost. While this was a monster game, it has to be taken with a grain of salt, as the Seattle offensive line is, well, offensive.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (personal) will not travel with the 49ers to New York for the Sunday game against the Giants, per CSN Bay Areas. Brooks is dealing with a death in the family and has been excused from all team activities this week. His agent stated that Brooks expects to rejoin the team next week for their battle with the Ravens.
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not be placed on the commissioner's exempt list and will open the season on the active roster, the team announced. Brooks was recently indicted on one count of sexual battery.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been indicted on one count of sexual battery for his role in a December incident at former 49ers teammate Ray McDonald's house in which a woman said she was knocked unconscious at a pool, per the Sacramento Bee. Brooks was indicted by the Santa Clara District Attorney's office Tuesday and faces a maximum of six months in jail. He will be arraigned at a later date, according to the DA's office. McDonald was indicted on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison. McDonald was released by the Bears this offseason. According to the report, the woman claimed Brooks "groped her person in a sexual manner" when she was unconscious from hitting her head. She added that video surveillance supports the accusation. 49ers GM Trent Baalke said Brooks is returning to California and will not play in the team's preseason contest Saturday against Denver.
The 49ers have listed RB Carlos Hyde, WR Stevie Johnson , S Eric Reid, CB Perrish Cox, LB Ahmad Brooks, CB Tramaine Brock and QB Josh Johnson as inactive against the Cardinals. Hyde, Stevie Johnson and Reid were all ruled out prior to Sunday. Brock, Brooks and Cox were all considered questionable. Brock has a hamstring injury. Brooks is dealing with a thumb issue. Cox has a shoulder injury. Josh Johnson is a healthy scratch.