Brooks finished the year with 53 tackles (41 solo), six sacks and a forced fumble. While never spectacular, Brooks continues to turn in solid seasons from a statistical standpoint, offering a good mix of tackles and sacks that keep him IDP-relevant. The 32-year-old was relied upon heavily as the team was struck with injuries at the linebacker position. Brooks remains under contract for next season and would fit the team's need for a versatile outside linebacker. Due to his rising age and salary, there is always a chance the 49ers opt to cut him to move towards younger options through the draft or free agency. If that were to happen, Brooks would need to land a starting job in a 3-4 system to retain IDP value.
Brooks recorded five tackles (four solo) and racked up his sixth sack of the season in Saturday's 22-21 win over Los Angeles. Brooks continues to produce in his 11th season. He has at least six sacks in six consecutive seasons. He will look to finish the season strong against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Brooks (undisclosed) has only been participating in walk-throughs during 49ers' OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports. 49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil wouldn't disclose the nature of Brooks' injury, but said that he is "hoping that we can get something out of him by the end of spring." It doesn't sound like the injury is serious, and we will update his status as soon as more information is provided by the team.
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.