The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract. Brooks, who became a restricted free agent following the 2009 season, had previously received an upgraded second round tender from the 49ers.
"We are very happy that Ahmad will be with us going forward," said head coach Mike Singletary. "He made positive strides last season and showed us what he is capable of. We expect Ahmad to continue to progress in the coming years."
Brooks (6-3, 259) 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 has played in 27 career games (7 starts) and has recorded 77 tackles, 8.0 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.
The Fairfax, VA, native was claimed by the 49ers in 2008 after being waived by Cincinnati. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round selection in the 2006 supplemental draft by the Bengals. The 25-year old played collegiately at the University of Virginia.