"We've had several distraction this year. You know what I mean?" Brooks told the San Jose Mercury News. "I can't be a distraction, especially by me being a veteran." Brooks, who has started every game for the Niners since 2011, also insisted he "did not quit on the team" because he did not take himself out of the game.
Brooks played 12 snaps in the first half of Sunday's win over the Giants before pulling himself out of the game due to a disagreement with the linebacker rotation. Brooks leads the team with four sacks this season.
FOX Sports reported over the weekend the
However, if the report was true and general manager Trent Baalke was looking to deal Brooks, then it is news to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, according to NFL.com.
"You know it was never mentioned to me before the trade deadline ended," Fangio said Tuesday on KNBR-AM, "and I would think that if there was any seriousness going on along those ways, that Trent would have mentioned it to me. And he never did, so I think those reports are way out of line."
The following players will not suit up for the
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said earlier in the day that the linebacker is heavier than the team would like. Brooks was on a stationary bike in the weight room at the beginning of practice.
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