Brooks signed a two-year contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Brooks played a key role on special teams with the Jets during the last two seasons, and is likely to see similar usage in New England. The 27-year-old will also provide depth at the safety position.
The Jets declined to pick up the option on Brooks' contract, allowing to become a free agent at the beginning of the 2019 league year, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2014 draft, Brooks never lived up to expectations on defense but did emerge as a key special teamer the past two seasons in New York. He should land on his feet in a similar role, potentially even rejoining the Jets at a lower price.
Brooks agreed Wednesday with the Jets on a two-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Brooks arrived in the Big Apple last August via trade from Philadelphia, finishing his first season with the Jets with 13 tackles in 15 games. With a new two-year deal in place, Brooks will likely reprise his role as a depth cornerback and special-teams contributor during the upcoming campaign.
Brooks (hamstring) practiced without limitations Wednesday and is in line to play Sunday against Tampa Bay, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Brooks has only played a double-digit defensive snap count once this season, so even in his return, fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from the fourth-year pro.
Brooks (hamstring) has been ruled inactive for Thursday's game against the Bills. The news is not all that surprising, considering Brooks was doubtful heading into Thursday's contest after not practicing the entire week. As a result, look for Rontez Miles to possibly see expanded snaps at safety behind starters Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.