Found February 23, 2012 on
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers
I know that writing a story about which players Ted Thompson should sign in free agency is probably a huge waste of time, but that’s not going to stop me. That’s because I’ve seldom seen a free agent who fits as perfectly with a team as Ahmad Brooks does with the Packers. The former Virginia star is coming off a career season, and while the 49ers would like to re-sign him, they have bigger priorities and limited cap space. That means there’s a pretty good chance Brooks will hit the open market a few weeks from now, and if he does, Thompson should be ready to pounce.
Here are three reasons why Brooks is such a perfect fit:
1) He’s an ascending young player. After five seasons as a backup in Cincinnati and San Francisco, the 27-year-old finally got a chance to play in 2011. He responded by posting 50 tackles and 7 sacks. Even more impressive than the numbers, he proved to be an all-around 3-4 outside linebacker. He used his great size (6-3, 260) to maintain a hard edge against the...
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