Ahmad Brooks

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) and wide receiver Jerome Simpson (14) celebrate a touchdown during the second half against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

49ers dealing with disarray

Ahmad Brooks sees no need for a chat with coach Jim Tomsula…

 

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will face his former team Sunday when the Bears take on the 49ers. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

49ers say they miss Fangio

Ahmad Brooks realizes how much Vic Fangio had to do with the…

 

A San Francisco 49ers hangs his head in the stands during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

49ers routed, Kap Watch begins

ST. LOUIS — Two games without a touchdown puts Colin Kaepernick on…

 

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55)  against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.  (Rick Scuteri/AP)

49ers linebacker pleads not guilty to sexual battery

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has pleaded…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55)  against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.  (Rick Scuteri/AP)
49ers coach Jim Tomsula said on a conference call he expects Ahmad Brooks to play in the season opener next Monday against Minnesota at Levi’s Stadium (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers expect Brooks to play

The 49ers have kept linebacker Ahmad Brooks on the active roster, and…

49ers coach Jim Tomsula said on a conference call he expects Ahmad Brooks to play in the season opener next Monday against Minnesota at Levi’s Stadium (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, on Aug. 23 (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Tomsula: LB Brooks won’t return to 49ers practice this week

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the…

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, on Aug. 23 (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Former 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was indicted by a Santa Clara County grand jury on one count of rapoe of an intoxicated person. (LM Otero/AP)

Former 49er McDonald indicted on one count of rape

A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive…

Former 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was indicted by a Santa Clara County grand jury on one count of rapoe of an intoxicated person. (LM Otero/AP)
49ers linebackers Eli Harold, left, and Aldon Smith talk during the team's training camp on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Eli Harold has quick learning curve on 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA  — Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was…

49ers linebackers Eli Harold, left, and Aldon Smith talk during the team's training camp on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
AP file photoJim Tomsula is the 49ers' new coach

49ers promote D-line coach Tomsula to head coach

Jim Tomsula made his modest head coaching start in NFL Europe, then…

AP file photoJim Tomsula is the 49ers' new coach
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks

Brooks could return to starting lineup vs Seattle

San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio expects outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks to…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APNiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks sits dejectedly on the bench during Sunday's game against the Raiders.

49ers bench Brooks for missing team meeting

OAKLAND -- 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks said Sunday that he inadvertently missed…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APNiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks sits dejectedly on the bench during Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Billy Hurst/AP FILE PHOTONiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks had heated words for defensive line coach Jim Tomsula during Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Brooks apologizes to 49ers for harsh words

Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers…

Billy Hurst/AP FILE PHOTONiners linebacker Ahmad Brooks had heated words for defensive line coach Jim Tomsula during Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

Ahmad Brooks the true Superman of Niners’ win against Carolina

When an NFL quarterback decides to dole out generous gifts of gratitude…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers LB Brooks’ hit on Brees draws $15,750 fine

Niners linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,750 by the NFL on Wednesday…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

NFL looking into Brooks’ hit on Brees

The NFL is looking into 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ controversial hit on…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Harbaugh sidesteps questions on Brooks’ legal issues

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh avoided questions about linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ legal issues…

49ers linebacker Brooks won't face assault charges

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that it won't…

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesAhmad Brooks of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the field prior to Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3

49ers Ahmad Brooks accused of assaulting teammate

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks allegedly bashed a teammate over the…

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesAhmad Brooks of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the field prior to Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3