The San Francisco 49ers announced they have tendered one-year contracts to restricted free agents LB Ahmad Brooksand G David Baas. Brooks received an upgraded second round tender, while Baas received an original round tender. If another club signs either player to an offer sheet, the 49ers have seven days to match that offer. If they choose not to match, San Francisco will receive the appropriate compensation from the respective club.
Brooks (6-3, 259), a four-year veteran from the University of Virginia, excelled in 2009 after making the transition from inside to outside linebacker upon joining the 49ers. Last season, he set a career high with six sacks and tied the franchise record for forced fumbles by a linebacker with four. Brooks was claimed by the 49ers in 2008 after he was waived by the Bengals. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round selection in the 2006 supplemental draft by the Bengals. Brooks has played in 27 career games (7 starts) and has recorded 77 tackles, 8.0 sacks and 5 forced fumbles. The 25-year old was born in Fairfax, VA.
Baas (6-4, 330) was a second-round selection (33rd overall) by the 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft. A versatile and powerful player, Baas has appeared in 76 career games with 38 starts, the last 25 of which came at left guard. Last season, he was named the 2009 recipient of the Bobb McKittrick Award, given to the 49ers offensive lineman who best represents courage, intensity and sacrifice as selected by his fellow offensive linemen. The 28-year old, University of Michigan product is a native of Riverview, FL.