Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 2/28/12
  The San Francisco 49ers locked in linebacker Ahmad Brooks Tuesday through to the 2017 season when the organization signed him to a six-year contract extension worth $44.5 million, with $17.5 million guaranteed. “Thank you. It feels great to be here with the organization that gave me the chance to go out there and showcase my ability,” said Brooks at his press conference Tuesday afternoon, according to the team’s press release. “We have a great team. We have a great organization, and I’m just glad to be a part of it.” Brooks, the 6-3, 259 pound Virginia native, joined the 49ers when he was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 31, 2008. Brooks saw no action on the field during the 2008 NFL season.  Nevertheless, the six-year veteran played in 45 games (17 starts) over the following three seasons for the 49ers, as he registered 115 tackles, 18 sacks, forced six fumbles, and an interception. When asked being cut by the Bengals was the best thing that happened for h...
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