Ahmad BrooksSF -LBre-signs with Niners
OLB Ahmad Brooks agreed to terms on a 6-year deal with the Niners on Tuesday. Brooks has settled into his role as a 3-4 OLB in San Francisco the past 2 years after floating around for his 1st few seasons with the Bengals and Niners. He won't be on the radar for the average IDP league but has big-game potential with his athleticism and pass-rush ability. With several big-money contracts on D and other youngsters due soon (like ILB NaVorro Bowman), it'll be interesting to see how the Niners deal with the cap going forward.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBhunting starting job
According to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Michael Erler, "LB Ahmad Brooks was again a monster in practice, snagging a couple of interceptions." Brooks' upside has been evident since his aborted career at UVa. His forte since joining the Niners has been rushing the passer, though. If he's truly rounding into form as a coverage man, he could turn into a significant sleeper candidate in big-play IDP formats. All he has to do is stay healthy to help San Francisco's team D.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBBengals LB Simmons inactive
Bengals LB Brian Simmons is inactive. Roll with Ahmad Brooks if you need an IDP boost.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBBengals rookie stays at MLB
With all the injuries (and Odell Thurman's suspension) at linebacker, rookie Ahmad Brooks will hold the MLB spot for the season per the Cincy Post. Brooks has been credited with 31 tackles, 1 sack and 2 pass breakups in the last 3 games.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBBengals rookie LB Brooks will start
Bengals LB Brian Simmons (neck) is active but might not play. Last week he was a last-minute scratch. We plugged rookie LB Ahmad Brooks in IDP and the kid racked up 10 tackles vs. Tampa Bay. Go with Brooks again this week vs. the Panthers missing LG Mike Wahle.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBBengals scratch starting MLB
Bengals MLB Brian Simmons (neck) is a last-minute scratch. Rookie LB Ahmad Brooks will start at middle linebacker. Sneaky IDP play, folks.
Ahmad BrooksSF -LBBengals LB still aching
Bengals LB Brian Simmons is still having problems with his neck and might miss another game. Simmons was a last-minute scratch Sunday morning so rookie Ahmad Brooks jumped in with 10 solo tackles.
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