Found February 22, 2012 on 49ersNews:
I recently came across this tweet from Matt Barrows. A fan asked Matt how much leverage Brooks has considering lack of depth at OLB position. This is what Matt had to say on Twitter. Depends on who gets tagged. Brooks seeking $8M-a-year deal. @damo49ers: How much leverage does Brooks have considering lack of depth at OLB? — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) February 22, 2012 Now the question is…is Brooks worth $8 million a year. Here is a quick look at the top 15 2012 base salaries that other linebackers in the NFL are making. Kamerion Wimbley $11,000,000 David Harris $9,900,000 Karlos Dansby $8,800,000 Brian Urlacher $7,500,000 Paul Posluszny $6,500,000 DeMeco Ryans $5,900,000 Chad Greenway $5,900,000 Joey Porter $5,750,000 Aaron Curry $5,700,000 Clint Session $5,600,000 Quincy Black $5,500,000 Jonathan Vilma $5,400,000 James Harrison $5,315,000 D.J. Williams $5,000,000 Gary Brackett $5,000,000
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