Originally posted by Oregon49erfan:
Wasn't Brooks a supplemental draft choice? 3rd rounder I believe.
Online played crappy IMHO, have had far better days.
Yeah, for the Bengals. He was once thought of as a top pick but got kicked off the Virginia team. I believe he was cut by Cinci and we signed him as a middle linebacker. He was overweight and we moved him to OLB but cut him twice I believe.
On August 31, 2008, Brooks was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. The team released linebacker Dontarrious Thomas to make room for Brooks. The 49ers waived Brooks on November 29 to make room for wide receiver Chris Hannon, but re-signed Brooks on December 2 after Hannon was waived. On December 2, 2009, San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary mentioned that Brooks would be used increasingly during pass rushing situations. In week 14, Brooks recorded single-game career-highs of 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles against the Arizona Cardinals.
Brooks recorded career highs in both tackles (50) and sacks (7) during the 2011 Regular Season.
On February 28, 2012, Brooks signed a six-year contract extension worth $44.5 million, with $17.5 million guaranteed.